1.07 The Don’t Suck At Life: Fronting & Social Media

Fronting & Social Media: Like everyone else, I love social media.  It’s cool to see what people are up to especially those you don’t see or talk to on a regular basis.  It is also very amusing what people post about their lives.  The downside of social media is what people post about their lives.  Sometimes I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed and shake my head.  It’s pretty awesome.

Here are my top favorite things:

I’m going to … – I love these self declarations because 98% of you don’t follow through.

  • Lose weight – Nope.  I see your food posts and the portion size is 2x what you should be eating. Congrats on the gym membership, but you look the same several months later.  Being fit is a LIFEstyle; it’s not a short term thing.  I also see your thirst level and the bartender is winning.
  • Stop drinking – Haha, nice try and “famous last words.”  2 days later you post yourself with drinks in hand with the hashtag LIT. Everyone is tempted with a good time so there is no need to front about it.
  • Get off social media – Everyone that talks about getting off social media almost always has come back.  Truth of the matter is you are lurking in the background.  You enjoy all the “likes” and praise you receive from friend’s and others.  I can’t totally blame you because social media is a psychological trap.

My life is the greatest – I’m not a hater of people’s success.  I use it motivate myself to better myself and hopefully it leads to success in my own right.  However, when people are so in your face about it, it is annoying.  I always stay humble about the goals I have reached and I don’t typically make it known to the world.  The bragging is not what I am about which is probably why it bothers me.  The worst is those that brag about their lives when their lives aren’t really that successful or happy.  I know a few dudes that brag about where they are at or with once or twice a year and they stay dormant for the remainder of the year.  Come on, you don’t have to lie to kick it.  Stop fronting.

Inspirational Quotes ‘R Us – I like a good inspirational quote once in awhile.  If you are a motivational speaker, life coach, or someone that practices what you preach then I can understand if you do.  However, 99% of us are not so you spamming inspirational quotes multiple times in a day is not helping your cause.  You have become annoying.  You know that most of us consider whom is sharing the quote, right?  Yes, credibility matters.  If you are not successful and you keep posting success quotes, what does that say about you?  If you post quotes about good relationships yet are single, is that a good look?  Credibility = talk matching actions.  “Stop fronting” –John L.

Airing out dirty laundry – I cringe, but at the same time I love it.  There is always a certain type of person that does this.  Yeah, you know who they are.  Shit, it might be you.  It’s the person that needs confirmation from the world that they’ve been wronged and are the victim.  The moment they post their rant I’ve already pre-judged that they probably fucked up somehow and is looking for a way to spin themselves the victim.  These are the types that nothing they do is wrong; they are always the one’s being wronged.  Give it up, you are fronting.

I really want to tell everyone to stop it, but then I would have nothing to amuse myself with.  Here is the thing, why pretend and just be real.  What you posts always comes back to bite you in the ass anyways.  The Internet is transparent that way and people can figure you out pretty quickly (especially if they can scroll back to your history).  I feel that most of the above is just a cry for attention.  I get it; everybody wants to be “popular” amongst the masses, but to the lengths to be someone you are not.  If you try to be something you are not, then what or who are you really?  I don’t know and only you can answer that question for yourself.

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