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What are you reading this on? Phone? Laptop? Tablet? Either way you are reading this on a screen instead of looking at the world around you - I mean I'm grateful thanks for being here. We live in a world where your look around a room and 99.9% of the room will be looking down at a screen instead of socialising in person. Whether you are out for a meal or coffee, shopping, walking down the street or even on a night out, more than likely you are probably on your phone without even realising - it is literally done subconsciously, it is that much of a habit / addiction, I hate that word, but it's true - we check our phones without even meaning too, it happens automatically. 

We find whatever is plastered across our 5 and a half inch iPhone screens far more interesting than what is going on in the world around us. The problem with this is that everything that is uploaded to the sites we are probably addicted to and checking up on is a false reality - we are viewing everyone else's lives through rose tinted glasses. We are seeing their highs but not seeing any lows, so this means they don't have any. Look at them they are just living the dream, but why is my life not like that? These are thoughts we all think, don't we? Whether you admit it or not you are comparing your life to someone else's, whether it is their look, body, house, the holidays they go on, who they spend their time with, we've all compared parts of our lives to what we see on someone's Instagram feed at some point but that is not reality. 

abbwhi lifestyle rose tinted glasses

It is sad to think about really because years ago these things did not matter - wow I sound old - it did not matter who we hung around with or whether your eyebrows were on fleek or not. The things that cause so much stress and pressure nowadays did not matter years ago and how many of us were happier then too? When I was younger I spent so much more time outside than I do now because unfortunately, I now spend so much time on my laptop and phone instead. The thing that scares me the most is that children now get into these social media sites or Xbox or Playstation's so young they don't experience that whole 'we playing out' later phase, which in all honesty lets admit was the best stage ever!

I bet you are thinking I'm a hypocrite because I'm writing this from a laptop for you to read on an online device but I'm not saying to never use anything online but to appreciate the things that are happening around you, instead of what is going on in someone else's life that you are viewing through rose tinted glasses. 
abbwhi lifestyle rose tinted glasses

Lets hear your thoughts and favourite memories away from a screen!

Much love 

x

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  1. Posts like these always tickle me because phones, etc. are painted as so evil... yet again, you're writing this from a laptop. I'm in my phone a lot because my work/ university sends a lot of time-sensitive e-mails. I'm in my phone a lot because I've made this same commute twice a day for a year. I've seen most all there is to see. You spend so much time outside as a kid because you have no obligations. Times change, technology changes and that's okay. This kind of stuff is so subjective and oversensationalized, it really doesn't bug me as long as people are happy.

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    1. I completely understand what you are saying as my university is the same with sending emails and a lot of what life is nowadays does require the use of online devices. Yet, like I mentioned you can go out for meals and see people sat there on their phones instead of communicating with the person opposite. I'm not saying anything is right or wrong but I'm saying there is so much more to the world than just a screen :)

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  2. I totally agree with each and every word you said here....Technology has brought us together and at the same time pulled us apart. We can connect with people we used to know, and get in touch with old friends or new ones instantly, but we have trouble differentiating between real world and online world. People would rather text or IM then actually hang out.

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    1. Ah so glad you feel the same lovely. It's funny because I have conversations with older members of my family and they say how we are almost forgetting how to communicate or socialise in person because we don't actually speak in person anymore. It is mad isn't it, I'd much rather hang out with a person in person than sharing the odd words over message

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  3. Agh, this is an amazing post and something I often think about. I make my living online so I have to be grateful for it. Blogging got me out of a really dark place and I met my best friend through it so again, I have to be grateful. But when I was growing up - 11 onwards - I rarely went online. I don't think we even HAD online at home?! And I was SO happy. So I don't know whether it's just general growing up or all this forced "perfection" which has hindered that. Great post lovely, I'll be thinking about this a lot today!

    Jenny
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    1. oh yes can't deny how amazing it is too because like you say it is peoples income and likewise blogging helped me out of a bad place too. But I am the same growing up I was playing out and socialising with friends all the time, I mean iPhones weren't a thing! I think because we can remember them moments before 'online' we notice it more whereas children nowadays don't know any different

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  4. This post is so honest and so real! I totally agree babe and find that sometimes I just need to take a step back

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    Ellie xx

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