If there is anything I observed in all my years working in entertainment, it is just how much people pretend they’re wealthy or their lives are something they’re not. An actor on a big network show will lease a car he can barely afford in an attempt to appear rich. Meanwhile, he is parking said car in an underground garage at his not so spectacular 1 bedroom apartment on the wrong side of town. This man has so much overhead from items that will make him appear wealthier that he has no means to save money or do anything else with himself outside of living paycheck to paycheck. If he loses his network gig, he will be down and out because he has made no preparations to be ready for not working over long periods of time.
People pose in Instagram pictures projecting an image of a life they do not live. Expensive jewelry that isnt theirs, clothes that are simply lended, or purchased w/tucked tags… overly photoshopped images with makeup caked so thick if they smiled, it would crack. They pose at pools that aren’t theirs, stand near cars owned by someone they dont know…the list goes on.
This obsession with image boggles my mind. Ive been asked to rev up my instagram by doing what every women does, showing everything on my body and make believing I live some glitzed out life. Why do people feel the need to waste so much time projecting an image of themselves that is false? Why are people so insecure with who and what they and their life is? Then, all the people who believe some level of internet fame or real fame itself will somehow fulfill them in some way…live in constant pursuit of an empty shell of a life they believe is real.
Next time you flip on the tv, know that many of the actors you see in your favorite shows are not as well off as you may think. Many of them are stressed and miserable trying to project an image of a life they believe people think they have.
Smoke and mirrors do not fill a broken soul. Dream of something more than a projection of yourself.