Multidimensionalism: realization

Something that got me thinking was when I saw one of my classmates making a separate “food” Instagram account, and then telling everyone on FaceBook to follow her on it. It was a lot of an eye-roller, I will admit, but that is not the point of this post. I just want to understand why so many people, especially young people, find the need to create an entirely new Instagram, typically titled (Insert your name here)eats, or something to that effect. It’s honestly so unnecessary. Why can’t you just upload food pictures to your current Instagram? What is so difficult about doing that?

But the answer I am likely to hear is not a pretty one. It is almost always that these people want to be “discovered” as food authorities. They want the likes, the attention, the fame. They want an entirely different account for their food-related lives, in addition to their personal accounts, just to double the chances of them gaining likes and followers, which in turns, is supposed to help with their self-esteem and just making them feel better about themselves. And some people might make the argument that “oh, they don’t post the same photos in their Foodstagrams as they do their normal accounts!” But trust me, they do. Half the time, I get the same photos circulating my feed because they double-dip photos between both accounts. That’s why I came around to this conclusion.

Now, I just don’t understand why we can’t consolidate our photos and interests to one account. Yes, half of the this post is to call out people who are obnoxious enough to do that, but the rest of this post is to question the necessity of it. Are people, we are allowed to have more than one interest. We can express ourselves through these different topics and interests. Compartmentalizing ourselves to just one thing, or separating that one aspect from the rest of our lives, is it really worth compromising the multidimensionality of our personalities? And for those who double-dip their food photos between their two accounts, just why? Does it make you feel better to know that there are more likes on at least one of the same two food posts? And if you want a separate Instagram just to sort through your food posts, why make it public or go out of your way to advertise it to get a following? Those sorts of things, make them private, since you’re probably just using them to reference certain things you’ve eaten or made in the past. Or just be a less obnoxious human being a make a folder on your computer. Being able to see the different occurrences of your life, through your photos, whether it be a selfie, a photo of a sunset, or a picture of a dish you ate, that sort of variety is a lot more worthwhile if it is true to who you are as a person.

For me, I used to struggle with having that sort of variety at all. I came from the opposite issue, where I was obsessed with food and had literally no other interests. That is why I prefer and cherish that variety. Seeing others revert into something that I personally had to overcome, it’s unsettling to say the least. And for them to expect to be rewarded for that kind of behavior, again, it makes me uneasy knowing how vain or shallow certain people are. Now this blog is dedicated to good vibes, so I want to end this post on a positive note. embrace the different sides of your personality and admire them as a whole. Life is too short to be lived in pieces or compartments. Being able to showcase your interests in a great big mosaic, as opposed to smaller, separate ones, is a lot more impressive and makes you a much more beautiful human being. Don’t let stupid things like followers or likes define who you are as a person or what you are worth to the world.

 

Blow Your Mind, Mwah!: dream 21

“If you don’t like the way I talk, then why am I on your mind? If you don’t like the way I rock, then finish your glass of wine. We fight and we argue, you’ll still love me blind. If we don’t fuck this whole thing up, guaranteed, I can blow your mind. Mwah!”

Dua Lipa’s song, Blow Your Mind, Mwah! really resonated with me. The song speaks about being true to yourself and if you are given the chance, you will definitely leave quite an impression just by doing that alone. I just love this song because it helped me regain a lot of my own self-confidence. I need to be me, and if other people do not like me, it’s more their problem than it is mine. Obviously, there are fundamental exceptions, but you get where I am coming from. I hope, anyways. Don’t let me down, Internet.

A little bit about who Dua Lipa is, because I honestly had no clue who she was until I heard her song for the first time. She is an Albanian model who was raised in the UK turned singer. She’s still really young for her age (actually younger than me!), and all I really know is that she started her music career at the age of 14 on YouTube. That being said, her first single to debut in the US was Blow Your Mind, Mwah! and it was a relatively recent release.

The lyrics of this song are all about owning who you are, not trying to fit in with other people at the sake of your own individuality. It is important to be true to you. Your qualities, perks or flaws, embrace them. Don’t be afraid of being who you are. Be proud of the things that make you unique and that little to lot of bit different. That sort of confidence and sass, especially the “mwah!” portion just amuses me, because I actually love being sassy or sarcastic. Something Dua herself points out that the song embraces “not forgetting who you are to make the other person happy”— again, this song just speaks to me in volumes. Her thought process behind this and the message she writes, I wholeheartedly stand behind it.

One of the biggest reasons why I am grateful for hearing this song is that it echoes so many of the messages my previous posts have spoken about. Being yourself, loving yourself, and not compromising on your values for the sake of others, they are all so true to what I have come to believe in. So thank you, Dua Lipa, for being such an inspiring artist and bestowing upon the world a song that I will be blasting on my computer for a while to come. Thank you for sharing the same values as I do. If everyone can now just embrace themselves, then that kind of feather-light world would, I guarantee, blow my mind. Mwah!