People inspire you or drain you?

Ria algoo



Most instagrammers annoy me because they send out the wrong message.

I cant give you perfect pictures all the time because I am not a photographer. I can’t give you hot ootd pictures cause most times my hair is bunched up and I am in jeans and a tee busy living and working like everybody else. I am not a model and I don’t aspire to be one…I am just like (most) of you. I am not better than anyone else so I won’t try to make you feel awkward and jealous.

I own a few luxury cars but I don’t post my pics of my nails on the steering wheel and the keys on the table every morning with my coffee because I don’t see the need to make people jealous. Jealousy does make people “burn” and it churns unnecessary emotions – you don’t need that kind of negativity. Why make somebody that doesn’t have a luxury car feel less adequate? Does it make you feel more successful? Showing off to somebody less fortunate? Yet you shut it completely and swallow your pride when you see a “bigger” fish with a better car or better things to flash?

Life is not about accumulating “things” – you can lose everything in the blink of an eye. Would you like it if the tables were turned and people make you feel small because you have nothing? Your looks can be changed in a minute. accidents happen every second….cancer among other dreaded diseases is a sad reality …will you not be worthy of the gram then? How will you pose? Before you laugh…point fingers or push people under you. Think about life and what you really value. The sooner you understand this…the sooner you can detach from things that are expensive but have no value. The sooner you can be happy and fulfilled.

Brands want us to be a “certain” way to attract a following…all Instagrammers are starting to look the same. Be yourself and attract your own unique tribe. They will love you even if you have nothing but love to give ….. because the energy itself is enough.




  1. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 7:18 am

    @posh_zn I get too many messages from people that feel like they are not good enough and I just thought this needed to be said. There are too many suicides in this day and age…and I am shocked to see young people take their lives because of social pressure. So anybody that sends me a message…I respond and try to help as best I can.

  2. ruzaika_mahomed profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 7:56 am

    Thank you for putting this message out Ria @the_blogbox .. People need to be reminded of the greater purpose of life to snap out of this materialism!

  3. sharmsinghz profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 7:57 am

    Spoken like an enlightened soul, threading really like a warrior, shining like a beacon for all the right reasons . Rock it Your way ..we are aligned to your thinking and embrace the humility. SALUTE

  4. bsupplies profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 8:11 am

    Omg you hit the nail on the headthis needed to be said . And nobody could have said it better, you truly its one.of the things i like about you..lots of love to you Ria… NOTE TO SELF

  5. raeesa_setar profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 8:30 am

    Well said! It’s scary how accurate you are… This is exactly what is happening now, people are striving to make others jealous! Which is definitely not ok

  6. slaytheblog profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 8:46 am

    This literally left me speechless you couldn’t have said it better it’s so sad how materialistic people have become and how pressurized poeple especially teens feel to keep up with social media and follow the latest trends instead of just being themselves and accepting who they are

  7. prianka_hansraj profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 8:59 am


  8. cindymauritz profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 9:12 am

    I completely agree… could not have said this any better! Be yourself and not what the world or brands want you to be!!! Life can change in a blink of an eye and is so precious so spend time adding value no matter how big or small…. I simply love this… Keep on keeping on!!!

  9. ilishka_jadoo profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 9:52 am

    @the_blogbox that’s why I like you so much Ria. I have noticed this amongst lots of instagrammers and bloggers. I also once saw someone post that ppl used to laugh at her for not owning anything Gucci- I was like wth not everyone can own that in their life so why would you even laugh. Ppl think that material things make you a person but if you can’t command respect without it, what actually are you? I have also experienced self esteem issues not because of acne but because I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 19. Battling a disease and society pressure is so tough. I am thankful that I went through it because now I know not to be mindless and to look deeper. Lots of love and light to you

  10. fathihaffejee profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 10:23 am

    This is the best post yet .. I just adore that you are so real ! People are looking at life from the Instagram perspective , life is way more than this , half the pictures are not even reflections of who and what we are but we try to confirm . I love that despite being blessed you are still simple and real . Dont worry about what people say because you are amazing

  11. juliana_505 profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 11:21 am

    So much of accuracy. Instagram is flooded with accounts that are so generic. People don’t blog about normal stuff anymore, it’s always about promoting brands that most average people wouldn’t be able to afford anyway. Hello

  12. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 12:57 pm

    @ruzaika_mahomed its sad but people only realise that material things mean nothing…absolutely nothing…. when its too late. dont take anything for granted.

  13. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:10 pm

    @sharmsinghz thank you for all that respect I am just saying it how I see it and putting my two cents out there. Im sure many of the “aloof” wont agree with me but thats ok…everybody will have the day when they are faced with a situation and its then that they realise that money can’t buy you peace or happiness…..and when that day comes along…I hope they remember me

  14. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:13 pm

    @bsupplies its really not about me saying random things…or things to hurt or offend anyone. I hope that people are listening to me and it opens up something in their hearts. Sometimes we all need people to push us in the right direction….just so that we can think differently and re evaluate life.

  15. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:17 pm

    @raeesa_setar exactly! Jealous for what? some people are so soaked in debt…but have so much of pride ….and will still want to flash and make people jealous. it doesnt make sense. —- Simple living, higher thinking —- is what we need to strive towards. Its nice to have things but its more important to be nice.

  16. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:18 pm

    @slaytheblog its sad…because everybody is so unique and beautiful …yet they dont see it. They always strive to fit in.

  17. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:20 pm

    @cindymauritz thank you Cindy. We forget how precious life is until we lose someone we love and then say god is unfair. god was never unfair

  18. natashapaul15 profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:23 pm

    There is so so much truth in this post. We have to empower our Youth, both boys and girls to be better and become someone with respect and compassion for one another. I notice that when it comes to Bloggers, especially those that have become FAMOUS or associate themselves with well known people, most of them only reply to those that are on the same level as them. We need to remember that we live in a world with many diverse people with different races and religion. And at the end of the day no one superior to us , we are all the same and equal in the eyes of God. @the_blogbox

  19. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:23 pm

    @ilishka_jadoo ovarian cancer at 19? thats very sad Illishka. I hope you are fighting hard and If there is anything you need…Or just to talk…I am always here live without pressure…life is beautiful and cancer is not the end. I know many fighters and survivors.

  20. lizellefrank profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:29 pm

    Love this post so much . And I love you even more .. you literally the only Instagrammer I follow on a daily basis, because you inspire me daily

  21. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:30 pm

    @fathihaffejee Thank you fathi people cant even enjoy a holiday or decent dinner without constantly trying to upload or create content for instagram. My husband always reminds me to put my phone away and live in the moment. I am grateful for that. If anything social media…has made us all very unsocial. its actually sad.

  22. the_blogbox profile image 24th Mar 2018 / 1:32 pm

    @juliana_505 brands that are now boring me to death…the same brands over and over. the same “fake” sponsored posts…with the same boring faces that do little to influence me anymore. 🤔🤔🤔

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