The Transition

In The Transition, Adeline talks about why she is approaching her public life online in a more genuine way, rather than a falsified one.

Adeline:  There’s a transition that’s happened within me that I’d like to talk about.  Do you have a minute?  (beat)  With all the hype going on in media today, trying to be social and live up to the hype, taking selfie’s and trying to show my life as it’s not…it’s all phony.

There needs to be more people showing what’s real.  We all want to have good lives, lives where we feel cool or special or popular…but it’s hype, not genuine, not real.  I think this puts a ridiculous amount of pressure on us to be something we’re not in order to fit in.

I’ve decided to keep using my social accounts but I’m not going to falsify my life.  I’m not going to take the best selfie in the perfect light and alter it with an app to make myself perfect because I’m not and I don’t want to be perfect.

It’s like I’m selling myself in a way that is so unfulfilling, so empty and I believe it, I believe my own game but I’m checking out.  I’m not doing it anymore.

From now on you will see me on my bad days as well as my good days and I will be the realest person I can be.  Take me or leave me.

I think that’s what we need to do more as a society, a culture…stop with the bullshit and let’s get raw.

How else are we going to have more truth in our lives and benefit from one another’s real life stories?  When we share what’s real, we come closer together and have the opportunity to learn from one another, to help one another, to grow together.

We won’t get stuck on building each other up on falsehoods but instead make deeper connections from the honest experiences we are open to sharing.

That’s what matters most for all of us…don’t you think?


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