I came across an article on the Daily Mail that gave an overview of Kylie Jenner’s new reality show ( Life of Kylie) and what she hopes to accomplish with it. Kylie describes this show as a gift to her fans and a form of therapy as she takes them inside her private world. This private world being the one she calls “Kylie”: “There is an image I constantly feel pressure to keep up with,” Kylie confesses. “And then there’s the real Kylie.”
“And then there’s the real Kylie.”
I was intrigued by our similar thought processes and started to analyze how this “thought process” has adversely infected the millennial generation. Kylie has grownup in front of the world but on a smaller scale, social has allowed us to feel the same effect. When you grow up on camera everybody feels like they know you but they don’t,” that’s how Kylie describes it.
As for myself, when you’re beautiful, smart and confident, everyone feels like life was has been made easy. It maybe something else for you, but it is still something similar.
“everyone feels like life was has been made easy for you”
What we each choose to project in life is a response to the insecurities we hide. The more confident we are, it suggest that we are more critical and unsure. The more aggressive we are, it’s a way of getting our pain acknowledged and wanting love. The funnier we are, it’s a method to distracting people from the truth.
That’s the dichotomy that we live in but we are taught to think from one dimension. It’s no wonder why we often feel dissatisfied in life and in the relationships we encounter. People fall in love with our manufactured ‘self’.
“People fall in love with our manufactured ‘self’.”
Figuring ourselves out in this “new space” doesn’t engineer a soft landing. For example, my mother had only one road to success, one path to destiny and one journey to a fulfilled life. But as a millennial, I am given many paths, many opportunities. So much that I don’t know where to go and just allow the world to move me. When Kylie says, “I think a lot of people have misconceptions of who I am.” it’s in that dissonance where misconceptions are birthed.
The world, all of you, play a far greater role in determining who each of us are. That level of intrusiveness makes it that much more difficult to figure it out on are own — who we are, to try new things and to be ok with failing.
Kylie concludes the 30 minutes teaser saying, “Nobody has the perfect life. Now I can find what is really going to make me happy.”
We need to give people a safe space to embrace all of them and not just what they showcase on social media. And when we are on the receiving end, we ought to be genuinely intrigued and grateful that he/she offered us the opportunity to explore more. It’s daring, courages even, to be all of you and someone says wow, you’re an even more amazing person.
Let people be fucking amazing !
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