#UnpopularPopularOpininon: Neha Doodles gives us a reality check with her recent Reel on social media feeling like a scam sometimes

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It’s easy to believe everything you see on social media but Neha Doodles wants you to know the reality of it all with her recent Reel. 

Earlier this week, illustrator and content creator Neha Doodles shared a video that might make many, including the people from the creator community, introspect. Calling things one sees on social media a scam rather than reality, she made a video about how one should not believe everything they see online. This had many rushing to the comments to appreciate her for addressing this! While creators rarely talk about this, Neha made a Reel about this whole idea that influencers feed their audience. As an audience, most of us realize that we shouldn't believe everything we see online. Despite this self-awareness, watching creators show off their elaborate lives can make anyone want to ditch their 9-5 and take up content creation as a career instead. 

It’s not wrong for creators to share their achievements or small wins though. From learning to cook their mother’s recipe from scratch to buying a new car or a home, everything holds the potential to be good content. All of this is shared with an audience who's on social media to escape from their own life for a bit. And when influencers share their ‘self-made’ journey or upload a vlog of ‘moving into their new home’ it’s natural for people to feel bad about not being able to achieve something similar. It’s our need to compare our journey with that of others and some people also misleading you with their content that Neha Doodles shines light on. 

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Check out her video here!

The creator community is now given the same status as celebrities who people look up to. And hence it's only natural for the audience to stop seeing influencers as part of us and instead, as stars with unattainable lifestyles. Watching someone talk about owning limited-edition shoes excites people and they want that exclusivity without understanding the creator aspect of it. Like Neha points out, the word ‘self-made’ holds different meanings to every individual and it’s completely fine to live in their reality rather than follow the online bandwagon. One should accept that people have ‘different realities and different privileges’ and none should become a driving force for the other to feel bad about themselves. Neha sums it all up for us by stating, “Social media pe flex kiye bina bhi achievements, achievements hi rehti hai.”

Is this something creators need to be accountable for? Will them putting a disclaimer or even being aware of their own ‘self-made’ journey, help put things in perspective or will the audience still choose to believe what they want to see? Leaving you with some food for thought!

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