Over the years I have spent countless hours and thousands of dollars trying to create this image that I live a perfect ‘reality’ but my life is far from perfect.
“Happiness is the same price as red bottoms” -Ariana Grande, 7 Rings
I always admired those who owned Apple products and as a young teen I dreamed of a MacBook and an iPhone. I convinced my parents to get me that MacBook and I got a job so I could get myself an iPhone. The world of social media was the reason behind why I believed that I ‘needed’ these things to be happy. The ‘realities’ I was seeing on social media pressured me. I grew up thinking I needed an Audi or a Mercedes for a car and I needed those red bottoms and that classic black double G Gucci belt to have a perfect life. But what was actually happening was that I was being influenced by the hyperrealities that these social media ‘influencers’ were creating and ultimately sucked into a society obsessed with materialistic items.
Below is a collection of the items I have purchased that I believed I needed in my life, I know now after having purchased them that not all were ‘necessary’.
One thought on “Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle”
Great blog post Olivia! Love the starter pack and what you have said in your blog. I to believe i was influenced by these ‘realities on social media’. Its great to see how this can all be explained through hyper realities. We spend so much of our lives trying to copy people we see online and thats one thing thats wrong with the world today is that we are always comparing and wanting more and never satisfied. I love how you have wrote about the things you want and you were honest. Great blog post, keep it up 🙂