Dad reflections from the hockey rink... I am not one that normally takes a good selfie; my kids and my partner can! I struggle with what should go onto insta. I show glimpses of my reality, usually happy times. As social media, we all try to post the good, and we usually omit the crap.
It is like we are viewing someone's fairytale, their wedding album (if you want to carry an analogy). We don't see their reality. We don't see the tears, their struggles. We see the smiles, the posed, we see what they want us to see. It is like a dating profile you read, then you meet the person and you ask yourself, "is this the same person as that profile?"
This scares me as a dad and a teacher because trying to fit into the fairytale is not a recipe for success. We all want to belong and feel like we fit in, that is the definition of pride afterall. #reflectionsoflife #mixedmetaphors .
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