Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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I'm wearing: 

1. Round sunglasses in white, from Free People.
2. Cut and sew panelled sweatshirt, from Zaful.
3. Supers skinny jeans in black, from Pull & Bear.
4. Hi top leather sneakers in black, from Frank Wright.
5. Rings, from H&M.
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I shot a video the other day talking about tips on how to have a better Instagram feed and one of the things I discussed, without planning it ahead, was the need to be nicer and kinder when it comes to interacting with each other and, if not that, at least, not being rude or nasty. We have enough bad things going on in our personal real offline lives, there's no need to deal with mean and hurtful comments online, you know? 

I've never been one of those guys who do that, not even in the content of people I dislike; sure, I talk about it with my friends, or we make fun of whatever, whoever but I never write those hurtful things because I know that I don't like it when people do that to me. Putting ourselves online is a risk and I don't know if we're all aware of that; I think that, the moment you decide to make something public and go online with it, you need to know that good and bad stuff will come from that, kind and nasty comments, positive and negative response, you have to learn how to deal with that but, I wonder, what if we could reduce the amount of negativity?

That's what I mean when I say that we need to be nice and kind, it's easy. If we don't like something, we don't need to be salty about it, we could abstain from commenting that and it would be nice if we did. Building self-esteem is something that needs to be done offline, we shouldn't go to social media looking for validation and love, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't give those out to the world. So, why don't we run a little experiment? Next time we like something, let's give a kind comment and, also, the next time we see something we don't like, let's keep it offline, what do you say?

// Grabé un video el otro día hablando de cómo tener una mejor cuenta de Instagram y una de las cosas que dije, sin planearlo antes, fue la necesidad de ser más buenos y amables cuando se trata de interactuar entre nosotros y, si no eso, al menos, no ser grosero o rudo. Ya tenemos suficientes malas cosas sucediendo en nuestras vidas reales no en línea, no hay necesidad de lidiar con comentarios que lastiman y hieren en línea ¿saben?

Nunca he sido uno de los que hacen eso, ni siquiera en el contenido de gente que no me agrada; claro, lo hablo con mis amigos, o nos reímos de lo que sea o quien sea, pero nunca escribo esas cosas hirientes porque sé que no me gusta cuando la gente lo hace conmigo. Ponernos en internet es un riesgo y no sé si todos estamos conscientes de ello; creo que, en el momento que decides hacer algo público y subirlo en línea, tienes que saber que se van a generar cosas buenas, comentarios rudos y amables, respuesta positiva y negativa, tienes que aprender a lidiar con eso pero, me pregunto, ¿qué pasaría si pudiéramos reducir la cantidad de negatividad?

A eso me refiero cuando digo que necesitamos ser buenos y amables, es fácil. Si no nos gusta algo, no necesitamos ser groseros al respecto, podemos abstenernos de comentarlo y eso sería bueno. Construir autoestima es algo que se debe hacer fuera de internet, en la vida real, no deberíamos recurrir a las redes sociales para tener validación y amor, pero eso no significa que no debamos dar esas cosas al mundo. Así que, ¿por qué no hacemos un pequeño experimento? La siguiente vez que nos guste algo, dejemos un comentario amable y, también, la próxima vez que veamos algo que no nos gusta, mantengamos nuestra opinión fuera de internet, ¿qué dicen?
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Love always,
Henry.

Photographer: Sergio Loranca (@sergioloranca).

Currently listening: Goldroom - Spread Love.

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