Getting past perfection online

Return To Article

Commenting has temporarily been suspended in preparation for our new website launch, which is planned for the week of August 12th. When the new site goes live, we will also launch our new commenting platform. Thank you for your patience while we make these changes.

  • windsor Logan, UT
    Feb. 18, 2018 11:30 a.m.

    Just fascinating that if seeing these posts or blogs makes you feel depressed, feel inferior or not good enough and feel those posting them are too perfect and superficial, then for heaven's sake why are you looking at them??

    Its just baffling.

  • citygrrl SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 18, 2018 10:40 a.m.

    Well, Carmen, I have got to hand it to you. You have never shied away from describing the down and dirty aspects of motherhood and I respect that.

    It can be depressing to interpret IG posts as the perfection of others' lives, but not yours. It's a lot easier to see how fake IG is when you see the staging that sometimes happens in real time. Last summer my husband and I were taking a small craft out of Jenny Lake in GTNP. The parking lot was packed, the small boat launch got congested, and as anyone with a boat (even a canoe) knows, when you mix boats, trailers, vehicles and clueless people disaster is probable. Up pull about five SUVs, blocking everyone, out bounce two young beauties, they pose, snap, etc. I noticed the logo on one of the cars so it wasn't hard to find the post. They created such a mess for everyone - no one could back out, pull in or take out. My point is that much of what ends up on IG is completely contrived. No one saw how much work this took to produce or the havoc this post wrecked for others. Social media has its place, but it has certainly contributed to a real narcissism in our culture.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Feb. 17, 2018 5:17 p.m.

    But by the Grace of God go I. You are saved by Grace alone, a gift that only God gives. All your work time an money isn't getting you any where, when ya say look at me.
    There was 21 fallen angles ( son of light ) devils on the earth that don't want you to believe in Jesus an the Cross. He only asks ya to do one thing, Love. That is possibly the hardest thing for me. The Son of Man an the Son of God are referring to Jesus we are from dust, when ya accept Jesus in your being you know he will accept you. That is when you become a Child of God. In the beginning God said let there be light ( mediaforicly ) speaking then he separated intelligence from non. Light from dark. Hope this helps ya find Jesus on your own.