1. Being a Bitch
I can’t get on social media without seeing someone making a joke about how mean and hateful they are. “I want my eyelashes as black as my soul and as long as the list of people I hate”, or “I don’t discriminate, I hate everyone equally!”.
Why? What makes you so perfect that you feel you are above everyone else? Do you really want people to think you have a black soul? It doesn’t make you look edgy, it makes you look mean. If you meet more than on asshole a day, you’re probably the asshole.
2. Having an Unhealthy Relationship
You should not be going through your significant others phone. You should not be logging into their social media accounts. You should not be in charge of who your beau is talking to. You shouldn’t be refusing to go anywhere without your boyfriend or girlfriend, and you DEFINITELY shouldn’t be bragging about any of these extremely unhealthy habits on social media.
3. Mental Illness
I think it’s great to be open about our issues, and mental illness is definitely nothing to be ashamed of. However, having anxiety is not cute, cutting yourself is not tragically beautiful (looking at you Tumblr), being depressed is not humorous, and you don’t have OCD because you like to keep your sock drawer organized.
4. Worshipping Celebrities
Don’t get me wrong, there are tons of admirable, talented celebrities out there. But they are NOT perfect, and wasting energy being obsessed with someone you have never met seems like a big waste of energy to me.
I am constantly seeing people (especially young women) posting pictures of beautiful celebrities with captions like “Can I please be [insert beautiful celebrity name here]?” This extreme worship of celebrities makes it seem normal to wish you were someone else. Be happy being you!
5. Unhealthy Eating Habits
“Fitness? You mean fitness whole pizza in my mouth?”
Yes, it’s humorous, but America has a serious obesity problem.
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being a little chubby or enjoying a crappy meal once in a while, but don’t glorify the fact that you don’t exercise or eat salads. Being healthy is important, and if we want to stop this obesity epidemic, we need to start teaching the younger generations that it’s important to exercise and have a healthy diet.