First of all I don’t believe Instagram is the Devil’s tool but I wanted to be dramatic so I had to use something you guys could relate to. Think about it though, if Idolatry is back; then Instagram would be the perfect way to show the devil the different things we deem worthy of worshipping. lol
So I’ve been getting this weird feeling, had it for quite a while now I don’t know why but it’s almost as if something isn’t quite right. There has always been negativity and angry people but for some strange reason I feel like there’s more now than ever before.
As I scroll through my instagram timeline i see a barrage of posts including high-end shoes, high-end bags, high-end jewelry, designer this, designer that, and people want to make sure you know they’re wearing it. I mean don’t get me wrong nobody loves designer things more than I do, but I don’t measure myself worth based on how many red bottoms I have. People are always flashing money on social media networks and we can’t seem to put it all together. Where did they get all that money? We don’t see them going to work, we don’t know of their dead relatives who left them millions, and we didn’t hear about them winning the lottery. Most of these people are not college graduates and they are not rappers. Yet everyone is telling us they’re a hustler and they’ve worked so hard to have all these things they don’t need that make them happy.
My girlfriend messaged me over the weekend saying she’s been having dreams about a rapture and she googled it, apparently thousands of people around the world are having the same dream. My friends and I have been talking a lot lately about life and how everyone seems to be putting on some kind of show. Celebrities are more praised now than ever before, there are girls who literally worship Rihanna and if Rihanna puts a water bottle up her ass, they are gonna put a water bottle up their ass. Don’t get it twisted i have no problem with Rihanna at all. I’m not saying everyone is a christian and everyone should worship God, but I’m still asking are we worshipping material things, have we created these idols for our own worship? Look around you, the world doesn’t seem right, something is out-of-place, forget the financial situation and the wars, look at the people around you. Everyone is chasing that 5 minute fame, everyone feels like a stranger, Is this our world now where everyone is just so power-hungry and quick to bring another person down, in the sake of what?
Think about it there is a Bronze bull in the middle of Wall street, you don’t see a weird similarity that we should use a cow to symbolize wealth? It’s kind of strange that people genuinely think that success means having designer things, I remember somebody commenting me on one of my blogs. The person was saying i should write a blog on my rise to success, from country girl to shopping in the LV store, I laughed so hard. She assumed because I was from the country it meant I was poor, she also assumed because I owned a few designer pieces it meant I was successful. Poor Girl.
I hope you all have a great week, try to enjoy life the simple things not just what money can buy. :)
xoxo Lauren O Lauren