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When you’re young, the biggest breakthrough realization is that YOU create yourself

You don’t “find” yourself.

People looking for ready made identities will never find the authenticity they’re looking for
People can spend their whole lives trying to find a story that fits them

They never accept they could be their own author, they want someone else to tell them what they are and should be

By default, these people are followers.
You create your identity,

Some people never accept this. They adopt pieces of other people’s stories

If you question them, they react poorly. You’re questioning the mask they wear

To lose the mask would be terrifying, there’s nothing behind it
Social media programs us, or at least attempts to

We Perform for the feed

We assess identities by these inputs that we perceive.

We like to think that IS who the person truly is

But it’s not
The most authentic people reveal the least.

They’re cognizant of the performance. They know it’s artificial

The more “real” you are, the less you can be reduced and categorized

You cannot lose your depth on social media IF you are authentic in your Being
The least authentic, the performance IS what they want to be REAL

Their actual life may be a desert, the Feed is where they Can be something

They are the easiest to categorize, there is so little to them

They live for the performance
The trap of the modern world is living for the social performance

For a young person, they can easily become captured by this

It IS real life

-this is the big break between generations

The digital has become Real. It’s no longer an escape, it’s what you escape from
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