We live in a society that is obsessed with oversharing. We post everything from the plate of food we eat to our deepest thoughts and emotions online for millions of strangers to read. Have you noticed how Twitter accounts who constantly to the point of being damn irritating always have the most followers? It’s exactly because we are obsessed with sharing and knowing what’s going on in other people’s lives.
What prompted me into writing this specific post is the following:
One of my favourite beauty YouTubers recently came out and announced in a 20 minute long video that she’s gay. Now, I understand that coming out must be really hard. You face harsh criticism from people who are just acquaintances, judgment from friends and even disappointment from family members. Now imagine the even harsher criticism you’ll have to face by posting a video on the Internet.
Her video has received over 8 million views and I understand that it’s a process and she probably has to work through it herself and it is therapeutic/inspirational for people going through the same thing and I’m all for it. You do whatever it is that makes you happy, but seriously who cares?
I don’t care that Ingrid Nilsen is gay. I still love her. She’s got the sunniest, most wonderful personality and her videos are beautiful. They’re thought through, well edited and helpful. I don’t watch her channel to snoop what’s going on in her personal life and to be honest I don’t really want to know all that much. I watch her videos because she’s good at what she does.
The world will be a much more peaceful place if we all just learn to leave other people alone sometimes. If you don’t like something, steer clear or practice being a grown up and tolerating it because everyone deserves to be happy without feeling the need to post a 20 minute long video on the Internet explaining themselves.