In light of the events of the Taylor Swift/Calvin Harris split drama, I wanted to give my two cents on the whole ordeal. The life social media portrays vs actual real life for most people are two completely different things. We control what we post on our Facebooks, Instagrams, Twitters. Sometimes we get confused about knowing people based solely off the content they post online. When in reality we know only a very small slice of who they really are as a person and what they are going through. Most of us don’t post the bad, everyday relatable life things we go through.
This is especially true for celebrities. We didn’t see anything wrong with Taylor and Calvin until they split. Even then, they put up a front saying the breakup was amicable leading us to believe they just weren’t right together. And believe we did until news about Talyor co-writing This Is What You Came For came out. There was a whole bunch of drama about who did what. They unfollowed one another; they deleted posts about each other as if their relationship never existed. The point is, if everything blew up in their faces despite their best efforts to lead everyone to believe they were okay with each other.
And we all have those friends who only post selfies with their significant others. *I am not bad mouthing these people or putting them down. They have created so many memories and are capturing them for safekeeping.* What I’m saying is these are the same people who don’t ever post about the bad stuff their relationship goes through. Because no relationship is perfect and there is always bad stuff. Fights, arguments, family problems. I’m guilty of this.
I’m not saying we should air our dirty laundry. All I want everyone to know is that we are all going through things. And we shouldn’t idolize anyone based on their social media life. We should take social media posts at face value and not make assumptions about their life beyond Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.