The Perfect Place to Hide

Social media has become the photo album of the day, highlighting everyone’s best times and memories—and it feels upsetting. Why isn’t anyone being real? Everything is so fake. However, the most troubling thing is not that most people don’t air their worst days all over the internet, but instead that we are not getting honesty and vulnerability anywhere else in real life. “Social media wasn’t built to handle vulnerability. … Maybe that’s part of the reason we like to have all our relationships through a screen. It’s easier. We’re able to keep relationships shallow … no one has to really know us. The internet is the perfect place to hide” (In the Altogether: Trusting God with All We Hide From the World by Taylor Johnson, 99).