It’s easy to underestimate the amount of influence we have on one another.
Much of my life has been spent assuming my actions are inconsequential, of little worth and certainly not influential in other people’s lives, which is a lie. Acts as small as saying hello to the postman have an effect on another person’s life, every social interaction creates reality.
When we post an image on Instagram, are we doing it to share, or to influence someone? Because whether it’s intentional or not, we are doing both. All of our decisions, whether conscious or not, are influenced by social interactions and all of our actions have an influence on others, whether intentional or not.
The reading rooms at the British Library have become my home, as I pore over Instagram and sociology books, gaining an insight into what Instagram is telling us about food. It’s a fascinating process, looking…