Everything about this post is fantastic. Enjoy.

Truth and Cake

TMI. LOL. BFF. TTYL. It’s fair to say that communication has changed drastically over the last couple of decades. Where once we would pick up the phone to call a close friend and dish about the latest news, we now fire off a 140 character message and broadcast that same info to hundreds or even thousands of friends and followers.
 
We all want to feel good about ourselves, so our natural inclination is to share the fantastic aspects of our lives: the fun concert, the cute baby pic, a job promotion, a photo of ourselves on a really good hair day. We focus on the best version of the truth, editing out the bad parts and instagramming the rest until we look shiny and gleamy and well-adjusted. Research supports our motivation to look good: “People with high self-esteem posting positive status updates [are] rewarded with more comments and…

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