the heart of the illusion

We put our best foot forward when we share our life on social media. What we show is our best self - at least at the time. We often pose, make sure our lighting is right and proffer our best smile - the depth / pain / love / strength behind that smile, only rarely visible.

That's the heart of the illusion.

And it stirs a deep fear of missing out on something someone else has experienced. We want that... illusion. Often without fully realizing the depth / pain / love / strength is lying just behind our best smile.