Our Artificial Selves

via Daily Prompt: Artificial

Today we live in a world where technology is all over the place. We’re able to do things that a couple of years ago would have been thought of as impossible .talk of Instant messaging, etc.  This technologically advanced world we live in today has a combination of both positive and negative effects on all of us. One of those negative effects is we have lost the natural way of doing things. We are becoming more and more artificial in the way we live our lives.

The dictionary defines artificial in a number of ways some of which are insincere, false, and unnatural. By saying we are becoming more and more artificial, in other ways it means we are becoming more and more insincere, false and unnatural.

Due to the advancement in technology and everything else, as a people we have lost the sincerity and authenticity our forefathers used to have. Today most of what we see in the media, news, and social media has in a very profound way shaped our way of thinking, and doing things. The media has given us the standards of what a healthy person is, of what beauty is and what a happy life is. Sadly most of these standards aren’t as true as they claim to be.

In trying to keep up with these false standards that we see in the media, most of us are losing our true self. We are becoming less authentic and more of pretenders. We are slowly living artificial lives whose only aim is to fit in and be liked by the masses while we are losing touch with who we actually are on the inside.

Today most of us are people pleasers who would do anything and whatever it takes to get a couple of likes on facebook or instagram etc. we have attached our value and worthy to the likes, comments we get on these social Medias. As simple as this may look to other people, it actually is a big problem in the long run because we get used to this life of trying to get more likes that we forget what we are outside of these likes and comments.

In all honesty I wouldn’t say I haven’t been caught up in this chaos myself, I have. But the more I lean of who I truly am and my true value, the less am concerned with what other people think and how many likes I get on Facebook or any other social media.

The sad thing about trying to fit in and be liked by everyone is that it is stressful and a never ending struggle. We can’t please everyone every time and that’s the truth.

Until we learn what’s truly important and are aware and happy with our true selves, we are going to continue living this artificial lives which sadly never really does bring any true happiness.




Author: Lephil

am a 21 year old Malawian. still in college. i like reading and lately writting too. just wanna share my opinions and ideas with the world.

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