Examining the Wish Dish
Most social media sites have the same goal in mind: to broaden the ways in which we share our lives with each other. Yet what most social media websites have in common is a tendency for people to edit out the aspects they do not want other people to see. Instead of a place to share experiences with others, it can become a competition to portray one’s experience as the best.
The Wish Dish has been founded on a principle that is in stark contrast with this pattern. The goal is to be as truthful as possible in order to help others who may be going through similar experiences. To let people know that they are not alone in their struggles.
And this is exactly what the world needs. We do not need another site where people can flaunt their accomplishments and play down their faults. We do need a site where people are able to share the truth about themselves with the intention of helping others. And everyone can benefit from this.
Whether we like it or not we are all in this life together. We should help each other while we’re here through the humbling experience of sharing the truth. We should stop flaunting our accomplishments in front of others to make ourselves feel more important. This is not only a useless endeavor, but also harms those who are already feeling insignificant.
I am thankful the Wish Dish offered me a platform to shed light on a personal struggle (Why am I here?). While this was not an easy task for me, it has certainly been rewarding. By sharing the truth we cast off needless shame, which destroys rather than builds up. When we let people see our souls, we catch a glimpse of them ourselves. And there is no experience more constructive than truly looking oneself in the face.