On a daily basis I would say I wake up and without putting much thought into it I find myself aimlessly scrolling through my Facebook page. After looking at the latest trends or scrolling through comments on pages such as The Shaderoom.com that are absolutely irrelevant to my life, I move onto the next task of the day. My Instagram feed. The same routine is repeated with the exception being the fact that I need to visit some fashion pages, so I can be able dress to impress or slay them all “so they see me and hype me up’. Next up I am ostentatiously dressed in my body-hugging dress and excruciatingly painful heels ignoring the fact that I am extremely uncomfortable in what I am wearing. But Beyoncé did tell us that “Pretty Hurts “So it automatically becomes a mantra we have to live up to since queen Bey sang it and anything she sings is “completely okay” ………….
I stumble and struggle to crawl out of my bed and realize I’ve forgotten the most vital and most important agenda of the day. I forgot to open my Snapchat and keep up with the latest “buzz in town “or what the Kardashians were up to or maybe how sun kissed my friend looked while on vacation because life is nothing but a bed of roses like we show on our social media. Next up, I get a glimpse of my whatsapp story and Facebook feed just to keep up with Amai Titi then of course Madam Boss.
Well I hope the symbolism I have used, or the false representation of my typical day is giving you an idea of the picture I am trying to create
Anyways, we have totally disregarded the fact that we have the power to set ourselves free from the bonds and shackles the world and fashion has enslaved us to and become the free authentic selves we were created to be.
I hear they have branded us “The millennials". “The Selfie Generation”. “The Trophy Generation.” The list goes on and on, to name a few spoiled, irresponsible, reckless unreliable, lazy, indecisive, highly dependent, selfish ,spoiled……..What exactly am I trying to point out ?As painful, debilitating and demeaning these words may seem, shall we then turn a blind eye to what are slowly seemingly becoming our daily realities? Are we slowly losing our sense of purpose and letting societal pressure dictate our daily lifestyles?
One of the greatest things that we do not see and realize is the potential that each and every single one of us carries. We wait for approval for each and every thing from society and feel that because everyone is doing something , it automatically becomes okay (I know I am not the only one guilty).But thats besides the point.What happened to the days when it was okay to do something for yourself or we have to wait for an "influencer " to do it before we get the go for it to be socially acceptable?
Anyways I am not trying to impose a sudden 360 degree shift upon anyone's life but all I am trying to say is we can make the conscious effort to take time from the noise of the world and introspect,and remind or ask ourselves if we are really walking in purpose.In life we are always faced with the ability to make choices that govern what our futures will look like a few years from now. Choice A ,we stagger upon life, living a facade and impressing people that genuinely do not care about us.Choice B , we prove all the people that have already concluded that we are a senseless generation wrong and write our own destinies.The choice is in our hands!