The mirror

I creeped an ex recently, not for jealousy or malice, just for interest. It's weird to see people in their 40's seemingly addicted to social media. Perfect marriage. check. perfect kids. check. perfect job/career. check. But there was nothing there. What seemed like 5000 posts since the pandemic started led to nothing but perfection and a weird distilled version of a life. I guess it allowed to me to move on completely. Not for the life in pictures I saw, but for the fact that 5000 posts in a few years is a life. And nothing that remotely is my life. Anything but that understanding would be dishonest to myself. People change. I guess in this case, we both did.

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Doesn't sound that bad

Nov 21, 2023 at 8:36pm

That's anywhere between 3 to 5 posts a day. A person can do that spending less than 10 minutes on social media each day.

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John Lennon

Nov 22, 2023 at 1:20am

Sometimes I look in the mirror, and nobody’s there.

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Justin Timberlake

Nov 22, 2023 at 10:33am

It's like you're my mirror... My mirror staring back at me.

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@doesn't sound that bad

Nov 23, 2023 at 1:45pm

OP here. There was no malicious intent. The mirror was that I went down that path and came out with unexpectedly level vibes on all fronts.

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check your timeline?

Nov 29, 2023 at 7:21am

Why is it weird to see people in their 40s addicted to social media? Social media was invented more than 20 years ago. That’s half a lifetime right there for folks in their 40s now. Or for us ancients looking at or in our 50s. I think it’s more weird that you’re claiming social media posts are representative of anything close to actual life. Pretty sure most people know it’s all BS.

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