A Modern Phantasm, Longing For Likes #princess
The Ôideal selfÕ we project online is merely an illusion. ItÕs a digital carapace we weave around ourselves in a desperate bid to belong.
Every day we post images of our ÔperfectÕ lives. Projecting little vignettes of our ideal selves. We pretend to others (and ourselves) that weÕre wealthier, busier, happier, slimmer, younger, older, more successful, more popular, more beautiful, more, more, more and in my case less hairyÉ and itÕs all bullshit!
Zoom out a bit and it's all just smoke and mirrors, our lives are tiring, chaotic, messy, sometimes boring and often lonely. All of our insecurities are veiled. We donÕt know how to be alone, how to enjoy the silence, or our own company!
Instead, through our little envy amplification device, our narrative is that weÕre in bloody Ibiza.