Dear Millennial Women,
First of all, thanks for taking the time to read this because I know you’re busy. Taking selfies and sending snaps is time consuming.
We live in a crazy, social media driven culture that consumes hours of our lives daily at work, home, and at college. Let’s face it. We all spend too much time on social networking websites and apps. I’m personally trying to spend less time on social media. In fact, I deactivated my Facebook account this week just so I can take a break from it and the constant news feed that consumes so many hours of my life. And guess what? I’ve survived an entire week without checking Facebook. It’s been really refreshing and I haven’t missed out about things happening with my friends (if they’re really your friend, you probably see them or you have their cell number anyways, so you don’t need Facebook).
I’m a dude and as I’ve already mentioned, I’m not big on social media, so I’m not too overly concerned with how I look in photos, sending snaps, posting on Instagram, or gaining likes, followers or comments. Guys are just not as concerned about all this stuff (for example, it's called Mean Girls, not Mean Guys) we are not built that way. God created us differently, and it’s cool because as Weezer famously said, “Thank God for Girls.”
That being said, it can’t be easy to be a woman in today’s social media world that is obsessed with beauty, outward appearance and obtaining as many likes, followers and comments as possible.
Tonight to any and all millennial women (and women of other ages) that reads this, I’m here to tell you that you are worth more than how many likes or comments a post on Facebook receives.
You are more valuable than your bikini shots on Instagram. You are not simply defined by your looks and your outward appearance, or by how many guys comment on your photos on Instagram (and let’s be honest, most of the bros that comment and say inappropriate things probably aren’t worth your time anyways).
There is so much more to you.
You are a human being and you deserve to be treated with respect, and not be judged simply on your selfies on Snapchat.
You have intelligence that goes deeper than 140 characters on Twitter. Your value isn’t defined by how many retweets you receive.
You are so much more than your outward appearance. You were created in the image of God, and your self-worth isn’t based on how popular you are or aren’t on social media. Online, people will judge you for the outward, but your real value lies inward. Our society and culture doesn’t tell you that enough and I just wanted to take a moment and let you know that you are great. You’re beautiful. Regardless of how many swipes you get on Tinder.