American culture is one of image. The smartphone, social media, reality television and the celebrity media industry depend upon it.
Did you know?
93 million selfies are taken daily.
15.6 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2014. Increasing 3 percent since 2013.
Approximately 50% of American smartphone owners check their devices several times an hour. Including 11% who check it every few minutes, and 41% who check it a few times an hour.
56% of Americans have a profile on a social networking site.
22% of Americans use social networking sites several times per day.
190 million Americans watch 75.6 million videos online.
YouTube celebrities are more recognizable to teens than mainstream celebrities.
None, including me are totally immune to the image mania. But where do you draw the line at “tooting your own horn?”
Personally, braggarts are not my favorite people. If you have to continually remind me how great you and your life are. You must be hiding something. Could it be a secret? Are you really insecure?
Long ago I learned words are cheap. Image a mirage. If you want my respect, be real—flaws and all.
If you are one of these rare individuals, thank you. Your are BEAUTIFUL!
Be a VOICE shouting into the wilderness.
“CHRIST is returning!”