Social media. The most popular being Instagram, albeit for infamous reasons. In the guise of socialising, freedom of expression, interaction and sharing, these platforms have created a self-indulged, vain esteemed, lascivious and picture-perfect generation. Behind it all, is a people depressed, somewhat depraved, unhappy and lacking a purpose with depth.
The art of refinement and comeliness has long been tossed out the window and replaced by vulgarity of women, both young and old posing in bad taste for popularity’s sake. They speak about embracing femininity and self-love which is a sum of egocentrism; yet, none of these qualify as virtues as we can witness from the subsequent self-interest that succeeds it. Seeking attention that comes in the form of likes, shares and mentions. I oftentimes ponder, the pursuit of followers that causes young and old women alike to expose their shame for all to see:- where exactly are they being followed to?
The blind nonchalance that has enslaved our generation and the younger ones is eerily awful leaving one to wonder if there are any out there, even just a handful of virtuous women who will stand firmly against the rage of the age and who refuse to conform to this world , and who will be the few real stars that shed the light of virtue, comeliness, nurturing and good future wives and mothers.
There are numerous articles and resources that highlight the gravity of depression and the lack of purpose that has been created leading many to post false and exaggerated lifestyles. It is not just the exaggeration but the lack of modesty and morals. Each doing as they please. Frankly, I mourn at the sight of these. A society engulfed in blind pleasure but on the brink of catastrophe.
Therefore, this brief article is directed to the few that are possibly called outcasts, lame, bizarre or politically incorrect. Amid the lack of morals and the lack of virtuousness. In the age where being bodacious , loud and self-seeking have become an aspiration, and; where elegance and propriety, deportment and refinement are little thought of, endure in doing what is right. Be discreet, soft spoken, sober, practice comeliness, be kind to both the stranger and the one who is unruly. Exercise charity in secrecy and be not like those who proclaim to the world that they have helped a poor man, seeking applause from their followers. If you are married, be a nurturer, be humble, learn to be a good helpmeet for your husband, and a present, caring mother who nurtures and disciplines her young ones in righteousness. If you are single, be chaste, be comely, carry yourself in dignity. To all, practice virtue and establish yourselves as such even unto old age.
Do not be conformed to this world, rather, be transformed through the renewing of the mind.