How do explain the kind of happiness you feel from seeing nothing but positivity all day on your social feeds? Just one whole day of people trying to hype each other up and say nice things like ‘You’re wonderful’ or ‘You’re so talented!’ or simply just appreciating a person for existing in their lives. It’s little things like these that make me think that maybe humanity still stands a chance. That maybe if we looked at things with a little more love and positivity instead of bringing all the ugly details into the picture, the world might not be such a bad place after all!
The funniest part about all of this is that a lot of people still think that ‘IRL’ friends (In Real Life, for those who don’t keep up with netizen slang) are much better than ‘fake’ online friends. Well, let me tell you something that I’m 100% sure that a lot of people today will second, my online mutuals have been super supportive of my wor and had my back against haters behind my back, even when they didn’t need to be. My ‘IRLs’ have never shown the slightest bit of interest, let alone feigned interest, in my wellbeing. I’m convinced that the world can surprise you in ways you never imagined!
My heart is singing because of the amount of positivity and solidarity I saw today on my feeds. Of course, it’s the internet, so it was just a random troll who made a comment about how women flaunt their makeup for attention. The next thing I knew, my feed flooded with photos of my girlfriends specifying the exact shades of their lipsticks and nail paints (I joined in on the fun, too). But the best part was how all the girls out there have each others’ backs. Especially because the world is always busy trying to compare two different things instead of acknowledging the fact that two things can be unique but equally wonderful.
I have never really been a big fan of people who cause unnecessary drama and try to shame people for doing something they like. So, seeing girls who probably didn’t even know each other prior to today, hyping each other up for no other reason except that girls need to stand by each other and not tear each other down, made my day! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve felt better by just looking at people being nice to each other. Being nice to people isn’t hard after all, is it? All it takes for us is to not be a jerk, and we’re all set!
don’t shame women because they’ll come together to do the exact same thing you’re shaming them for and hype each other up while they’re at it
— x (@krownnist) December 9, 2019
The real villains today are people who give you backhanded compliments like ‘You’d look so much better if you did xyz‘ under the pretence of being well-wishers, or those who compliment you and then slyly compare you to somebody who’s clearly doing better. It’s not very difficult to understand that two people may not look alike or live the same life. So why do so many of us have a problem with understanding that we’re not the same? Yes, maybe I can improve the way I look or do something; but comparing it just makes it look like you’re trying very hard to find something good to say about me. So the next time you feel like saying ‘Oh but you could have done…’ just remember that you don’t have to say anything if you don’t have anything polite to say!
Just remember that so much of the bad rep that social media gets would just go away if we were a little more positive towards each other on whatever platform we’re using. You can have a different opinion, not like something and still choose to be polite. Or you can simply just be somebody who likes to spread love and positivity instead.
So here’s one to my hype squad who never fails to put a smile on my face by simply being nice to everybody. You know who you are! I see you and I hope you all know that I appreciate your presence in my life.
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