Just the other day I was on Instagram, a female “influencer” posted about her recent break-up over the holiday season and how the infidelity broke her down to her core. She continued to state that she was going to take this season to re-examine herself as she posed by the pool surrounded by a serene scenery. Soon after a ton of comments followed:

“I’ve been there before girl, you’ll make it through ❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

“So powerful and touching, you’ll get through this.”

“Don’t worry he doesn’t know what he’s missing out on. He messed up big time.”

Though these messages employ positive feedback and congratulate this person for knowing their self worth, I question if he/she had kept certain pieces of his/her private life away from the many eyes of the millions who scroll from the explore page to the follow button would this relationship, friendship, or anything for that matter survived?

There is quality in privacy on any platform in which you share your life, thoughts, gifts, and talents. Many people come to know the algorithm of your personal moments and frankly that in itself can become an unsafe space.

There are many people that don’t have a problem with ‘sharing’ their lives every moment.

Transparency is a beautiful quality but also a weakness for exploitation. It’s a gamble when it comes to the motive of people.

When you become tangible and vulnerable just at the tip of your fingers, can you blame those who take advantage? Fame is the same way.

Things to think about:

  • Are you enjoying things “in the moment”?
  • Is your influence edging its way into your personal life?
  • Where do you draw the line?
  • Have you set respectable boundaries?
  • Do your “friends” and “loved ones” respect that boundary when it comes to your “social presence” or this is a means of gain for them?
  • Do you feel the pressure to overshare because of your entrepreneurial and or social presence?
  • Do you practice solitude?

Your thoughts are appreciated.

What profits a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?

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