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Story #240

  • Self-esteem

    Instagram can be fun to keep up with my friends and share my favourite pictures, but I feel so much pressure to look perfect and know all the right things to say about all the issues. Seeing everyone’s perfectly collated photos makes me feel like they all have happier and more successful lives than me, that they are more attractive and well-liked, and that I will never live up to them. I feel like this even though I know I am collating my own posts to show my best self off.