Have I lost touch with what I ac­tu­ally look like?

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That’s the ques­tion I was ask­ing ask­ing-my­self my­self af­ter read­ing our spe­cial re­port on selfie-es­teem and the dan­gers of so­cial me­dia (see page 38).

Do I have an un­re­al­is­tic im­age of my­self, based on my so­cial me­dia pics?! Do I know what I re­ally look like with­out the good an­gles, the good fil­ters, the good light­ing?

I was glued to our story and what the ex­perts said – it re­ally rang true to me. Not the col­lect­ing of likes (se­ri­ously, who cares?!) or the Face­tun­ing of pics (I don’t!), but more the study­ing of your own im­age so much that you find things you want need to fix.

I think it’s time for a re­al­ity check – and boy, did I get it when I pulled out my tux for a friend’s black-tie wed­ding this weekend. I knew it had been getting snug over the years (that’s life!) but when I tried it on this week, the pants did not fit. Like, at all. Sh*******t!

I didn’t need so­cial me­dia or selfies or fol­low­ers to tell me the diet starts to­day. And I need an emer­gency tailor... STAT!

Have a great week, Mark Bran­don ED­I­TOR

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