realize that a saddening amount of my blog posts start with, “I saw this thing on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook…” I probably need to put my phone down and get out more. In any case, I did see this post on Instagram that got me thinking. It read: “If you could post a picture of your mind, would it get as many likes as a picture of your mind, would it get as many likes as a picture of your body?” I understand that it was meant to encourage people to focus more on the value of their thoughts than on their physical appearance, and to call the pretty-but-vapid to a higher standard, but it struck a different chord with me.
I thought about the question for a moment and then came to the conclusion that I wouldn’t get as many likes for my mind as I would for my body because I have a lot of unpopular opinions. I tend to swim against the tide when it comes to topics like sex, religion and politics, and most people won’t like me for it.