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What one sees as perfect may very well be fake. When you live through the eyes of others, little by little, you will lose yourself in the labyrinth of societal pressures and expectations. Perhaps it gives you short-term happiness, but it can lead you to a downward spiral of long-term unhappiness.
Being true to yourself, or finding validation from others—which life would you rather choose?
Yasmin Mogahed explains about living the real you in A Filtered Life: Living Real in a Fake World.