Is it just me or is everybody just so f*cking thankful these days? Everybody’s #blessed, everybody’s #thankful. Please excuse my French, but of course you’re f*cking blessed if you’re in the position to use a hashtag to describe a picture you deem interesting enough to share with the world. Seriously, though.
But is this really an expression of blessing? I’m so annoyed by this and I can’t be the only one. If you’re going to brag about something, why don’t you just do it openly? Everybody gets the message anyway, nobody will think you’re a humble human being – it’s the internet, after all. Everybody thinks it’s their right to judge anything and anyone anytime, anyplace, anyway. And let’s be honest – how many times have you already rolled your eyes over a picture of some of your distant facebook friend’s casual PJ flights? You’re not Paris Hilton, of course it’s not casual. You get the point.
That’s the same feeling people have when you tag blessed or thankful, people. You’re so vegan and everybody who enjoys an occasional steak is a monster while you’re so blessed to be in accord with nature – and everybody is so dumb for drinking milk, because in addition to being cruel, it also turns them into the fat pigs that they are. Everybody go eat bananas! Carb the fuck up! Be blessed!
Yes, if my boyfriend buys me flowers I make sure to take a picture of them and post it on Instagram and I know that there must be people that are annoyed by that. But at least I make no secret about the purpose of the picture. Life is good, there you go. Sometimes you’re in this position, the next moment you might not anymore but that doesn’t mean you can be happy for somebody else. I mean – if I see a picture of a girl at an amazing beach, wearing a cute bikini, sipping on a deliciously looking coconut and just f*cking own it, I’m the last one to hate, honestly – even if I am rotting in an office without AC while summer is happening outside. I can see you’re blessed and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it, you go girl! Be blessed, be thankful – we really don’t mind. Just please don’t tag it. Think about it.
On this occasion I’d also like to do a quick shoutout to everybody spending three weeks in some less blessed part or our world, making sure to keep us posted via social media, introducing us to every single child you meet on your way. We get it. You’re Mother Theresa. Blessed.
Obsession is good for you, trust me.