Is Your Life Really as Perfect as It Looks on Facebook?

I wanted to publish this unique contri­bu­tion. Although is not directly about writing, it’s very appro­pri­ate and comes from Sonia Voldseth, a holist­ic life coach and counselor, and was published on Tiny Buddah I site I regularly look at in order to find peace and inspir­a­tion. The lessons from this post are something that should be taken to heart by most writers.

 

Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.” ~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

So would most women.

This is the way we have encountered life so far. Better to show the world just the socially accept­able and shove the rest under the rug. That’s where the hard truths go.

But we all know the trouble with the rug. Stuff builds up under the rug and eventu­ally you land on your face. Hard truths don’t go away.

Social media is exacer­bat­ing the histor­ic­al tendency to present only the pretty, so we’re justi­fi­ably, and under­stand­ably, really scared about putting the hard truth out there.

Naturally, we don’t post that our relation­ship is in trouble, or that we’re going to lose our business, or that we have a physic­al illness, or some deep emotion­al stuff that we’re working through, or that we’ve been diagnosed with anxiety, or depres­sion, or have an addic­tion.

       If we did, it might bring a whole slew of support, but it’s also a high-risk maneuver.

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