At one point during Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special, The Closer, he said that “Twitter is not a real place.” |
To give some context:
He was referring to critics canceling him on Twitter in the past, but he couldn’t give a damn.
Not to mention, Twitter isn’t something you need in order to live life peacefully, at least it shouldn’t be.
I mean, if cavemen were able to live without Twitter, or even any other form of social media, then I think people nowadays would be fine too.
The only catch is to go through the withdrawal symptoms as you may or may not have witnessed from the temporary outage of Facebook and Instagram not too long ago.
Speaking of Instagram, I came across some interesting things that, even though I knew was going on for a while to a certain degree, still shocked me.
One of the things that causes people to be so miserable from social media is comparing themselves to insanely beautiful women or disgustingly muscular men who show their assets off to the world. The problem is they think that’s what these people they idolize actually look like.
But there has been an “Instagram vs Reality” trend going around where the Instagram photos are compared to the raw, unfiltered, unedited versions. When I saw what I saw, I was mind-blown to say the least.
If you’re curious, look it up for yourself too. Just type in “Instagram vs reality” in a search engine.
This made me realize that all these celebrities and social media influencers that people think are so physically perfect don’t look like how they’re portrayed online.
If you think about it, it’s kind of scary how these average social media users are living in a fake reality.
I’ll even give another example:
There’s a makeup guru who’s pretty well-known. But the thing is, she kind of came out of nowhere, which made people investigate her background.
From the evidence people have put out, it seems like she fabricated her entire influencer career on social media by buying followers, photoshopping pictures to make it seem like she was at big celebrity events, and faking brand deals.
Is all that stuff actually true? I can’t say for sure, but based on what I’ve seen, I believe it is.
Now I’ve said all this to make a few points.
1. If you aren’t already, go outside and smell the fresh air. Social media is nothing but a distorted reality.
2. It’s fine to look up to people, unless you’re doing it for the wrong reasons like admiring their physical looks.
3. Nothing good comes out of putting people on pedestals.
4. One of the good things about talking to your audience through email is that if they do end up looking up to me, at least I’ll know that it’ll most likely be for more substantial reasons since I’m communicating purely through words.
And if you want to learn more about my ways of emailing, go to the link below.
About the author:
Ellisen Wang is an email copywriter and the author of “How to Become an Email Titan.” You can read the sample chapters of the book and learn how to write email copy that your subscribers will never get enough of and will make them want to buy from you by opting in at EllisenWang.com. When you opt in, you’ll also get daily copywriting, email marketing, and business tips sent straight to your inbox. If you don't want to optin, you can also read through the blog and listen to the audios for more marketing content and training.
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