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With the birth of social media, it is very easy for people to get "creative" in starting up a "trend" to make things go viral. A few years ago, there was the 'ice bucket challenge' where people were supposed to dump a bucket of ice over themselves, take a photo or video of them doing that and post it on social media. Apparently, it was done in the name of "awareness" for "a good cause". Someone somewhere started it and claimed that it was supposedly done to create awareness for MS (multiple sclerosis) and the whole world bought into it. Social media was filled with photos and videos of people drenched in ice cold water and soon after, reports came out how clinics and hospitals were getting a high volume of patients suffering from cold, fever and whatnot. But who started the "trend"? How legit was the supposed "awareness"? Did anyone even bother to check? If you really think about it, what has a bucket of ice got to do with the illness? Yet, people around the world got into it. Why? To follow the "trend"? To "fit in"? And like all trends, the ice bucket challenge soon lost its novelty and the trend died. Pfft. 

Now there is a new thing going around in social media - "the 10 year challenge". It is insanely going viral and everywhere you look in social media everyone is putting up their comparative pictures of now and 10 years ago. My question is, why? From what I see from most of the pictures is that a lot of people have groomed a lot. They look a lot better now compared to 10 years back, be it because of makeup or because of fine cameras. But does this really matter? Are people really all that vain and conceited? 

What about their mental growth in these 10 years? What about the grooming of their souls? Where are they standing now after all these years? Are they well-groomed as a human being? Have they matured mentally? Have they learned enough lessons in life? Have they adopted kindness and selflessness? Have they found their direction in life? Have they really got it all together? 

From what I see, many have learnt to do perfect makeovers and take better pictures. But I think all the questions above are something we should all consider rather than being caught up in taking the "perfect" picture. 


  • This is so accurate. Great job Zee.

    Jan 22, 2019

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  • 👏. So true. Is it ok if I can share this on Facebook? ✌

    Jan 22, 2019

  • an excellent observation and commentary. couldn't agree more

    Jan 23, 2019

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