Social media is a double-edged sword. Generation iPhone is split; while some people have taken naturally to sharing Hudson-ed pictures of every single hot beverage, others find the whole thing a bit weirder.
Whichever category you fall into, it sometimes feels like you don’t really have a choice in an age where the importance of Instagram followers is almost tantamount to a novella worth of 'relevant experience'.
If radio silence is your social media thing, one of the reasons you probably avoid is is for fear of the haters. And if you’re radio-active, it’s probably something you have to deal with on the reggo.
Kendall Jenner, the tall, beautiful and ridiculously famous model and KUWTK star, has over 47 MILLION followers, so obviously gets her (un)fair share of h8.
As one of the more introverted members of social media’s first family, Kendall has spoken out about the issue.
In an essay of sorts, on her website, called Staying Positive: My Outlook On Social Media, the 20-year old, wrote about how she deals with it.
She wrote: ‘I'll have to admit, I'll randomly catch myself looking at comments on Instagram and Twitter, but the second I see a mean one, I literally just put my phone away and forget about it.
‘When you're being looked at under such a microscope, you try to be aware of what you post—you go over it a million times before posting to make sure it's okay.’ So in reality, I know it's not a bad photo, but someone's going to say something mean anyway. They're just bored. You just have to remember that it's them, not you.
'But I've gotten to a place where the negative feedback can just totally fuel me to be even better. I think that's how my career got started in a way—like an "I wanted to prove them wrong" kind of thing because no one ever thought I could do what I'm doing right now.'
What We Can ALL Learn From Kendall:
1. Don’t look at comments on your social media.
2. If you accidentally do find yourself looking at them (which is very understandable), just stop if you see a mean one.
3. Be aware of what you’re posting.
4. Remember people who comment are just bored. After all, who are these keyboard warriors who want to randomly fire out unpleasantries?
5. Don’t let negative comments bother you, ignore them or be as badass as Kendall and do even better.
6. Carry on doing your thang.