Hi lovelies. I thought I’d make a different post from what I usually do today, and if you guys like it, maybe I’ll start doing them more regularly. I love posting everything fashion related, outfits, snapshots from my everyday life, decor, and all that, but it’s very rare that I talk to you guys about things that are on my mind. So today I thought I’d share something that I’ve been thinking about lately. I love all feedback I get from you guys, but my very favorite comments to read are the ones where you share your opinions on different subjects. You’re a really intelligent group of girls, and I love reading your thoughts and see the way you reflect on things. So here we go! Today’s theme is..
This quote! I posted it on Instagram a while back, but I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. I’ve thought a lot about my childhood, and what it’s like to grow up today. Even though I was a teen only a decade ago, the world is so different that it almost can’t be compared.
When I think back at my childhood, most of my memories are from outside. Every single day after school I would meet up with my friends at the soccer field, and we would play soccer until it became dark outside. At home I would always play soccer or do other activities with my brother and dad in the garden, it didn’t matter if it snowed, rained or was sunny, we were outside.. I couldn’t care less about fashion or makeup, supermodels, glossy magazines, diets and all that sort of stuff, it was a world I hadn’t discovered yet. And that’s the way it should be, because I was a child.
One day I had bought a copy of ‘Det Nye’ at my way home from the soccer field, and my mom got upset and took it from me. She told me that I was way too young to read about makeup, sex tips, how to get a dream body, seeing all the photoshopped models and so on. I of course got so sad, but today I’m super thankful that my mom protected me from that world for as long as possible.
My relationship to technology was limited to the 10-15 minutes I got to spend on the family computer at MSN Messenger, which was only used to talk to my friends about when we would head to the soccer field.
Then we have 2014. Technology has taken over. All the things my mommy tried to protect me from in the glossy magazines, are now all over the web, Instagram, and everywhere around us. Everyone has an iPhone and their own laptop, and all the stuff children and teens have access to today scares the hell out of me. I mean, imagine scrolling down your Instagram feed when you were 12 years old. Pretty faces, skinny bodies, perfect outfits, healthy and of course gorgeous meals.. Thinking about those things shouldn’t be part of any childhood! I’m seriously already nervous about the day I have a child, and have to raise it in this incredibly superficial and technology-driven world.
Sometimes I can spend hours on Instagram looking through different profiles, and seriously, there are so many 12-years old girls who take the most breathtaking pictures of their perfect meals, perfect smoothies, perfect rooms, and of course with tons of selfies. I can’t even imagine what it’s like feeling that pressure at such a young age, when you haven’t even found your own identity yet. It’s hard enough feeling that pressure as an adult.
I one hundred percent agree with the quote, I’m so freakin’ glad I had a childhood before technology took over. And now I’m so curious to hear your thoughts!! If you could choose, would you want to grow up when you did, or today? I almost hope some of you disagree with me, just to get some different inputs.