Let’s talk faux fame …yes, you heard correctly … Faux Fame!
What is Faux Fame ?
You know the kind of popularity that shoots you to an elevated status among your peers because you wore the right shoes or were invited to the right party.
The dreamy type of teen girl hype that was pure glitterati on the surface and as empty as an Easter egg in the centre.
That ….is faux Fame!
A quick rising to the top based on who you know , what you wearing or how ” pretty” your social media feed.
Social media and the faux game
Today’s social media demands see a lot of people hankering after the popularity of someone with a few more followers or a hired content developer and professional photographer to run their Instagram accounts.
Their eyes gloss over the perceived lifestyle and popularity of the person behind the screen.
They yearn for the attention, the notion of glamour and importance. They need to be noticed and as each need becomes deeper embedded into their beautiful souls, slowly they lose a part of themselves.
As the eyes of the world burn deep and this Faux image needs to be maintained they lose their honesty, their uniqueness and their beauty until slowly, very slowly, Instagram square by square ,they are packaged into the perfect box of faux fame.
But what happens when it ends ?
The one thing you won’t see on a beautifully curated feed is that faux fame is dated. For as long as Harry potter spotted frog chocolates are the flavour of the season you will ride the wave.
More than not in your new found position of importance you will overlook those who stood by your side, lie to yourself and tolerate more than your soul can take .
You will begin to lose tiny bits of the magic that is you.
And as most seasons do, yours to will end. It won’t float gently into a unicorn encrusted rainbow, but rather it will torrent down a soiled path of unimportance. Your faux fame abruptly stripped from you as you stand bare naked trying to write the caption for this event.
The crown of your days long past onto the new glittering flavour off the month.
Beware the trap that will lead you down this path. All that is posted is not true.
To me as I gaze upon a social media account I want to see honest. I want to see someone who will kick off their shoes and have a cup of coffee with me but mostly I want to see that I am following a person not afraid of their own light that they need to hide behind the faux fame brigade …someone who embraces their You-niqueness and shines through the seasons, guiding others like a light house should.