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There‘s no doubt that most of us know that feeling when you suddenly catch yourself questioning your life choices while scrolling through Instagram photos... All those social media influencers and their perfect everyday life moments that they share with the world can sometimes be too much to handle, but are those beautiful photos really true?

Geraldine West, a German woman living in Cologne, recently started this photo series called "Instagram vs. Reality" where she takes side-by-side pictures of herself that portray the same situations in real life and how they would look on social media. From taking a bath to traveling, Geraldine shows how ridiculous it all actually is and what unrealistic expectations it gives us, so scroll down to see them all for yourself!

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Martha Meyer
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh yes, somehow you always end up having to heave twice as much luggage as you wanted onto a train!

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Night Owl
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd much rather have food (and short nails) than flowers. The right one is much better, even if it's McDonalds

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anarkzie
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brushing your teeth in the bath, where do you spit? Do I want to know the answer to this?

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Wendillon
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd much rather have the scenario on the right. Even comes with a friend.

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Pamda Panda
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't even understand this instagram shot. Who blows bubbles and poses like that at a laundromat?

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Rebecah Ozuna
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like the comments people expect and the comments that i'd give you. Still, i'll prefer a huge bag of onion rings to a darn flower.

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German Shows The Reality Of Perfect Instagram Photos And The Result Is A Lot Of Fun

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Night Owl
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5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The dogs eyes are about to pop out :D He wants to eat some too

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Zenozenobee
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On every add, article, blog... salades and raw vegetables make people laugh. They must be fun somehow.

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Xiaolaohu
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anyone else say "that's a lot of spaghetti" in a bad Italian accent after looking at reality picture?

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PandaMan
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A+ You should be a pro youtuber doing makeup videos. Nailed it, girl - you go and welcome to LA on the right!

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Heather Cox
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The more I look at these the more they remind me of those infomercials exaggerating the difference between other products and those unnecessary as-seen-on-TV products.

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Zenozenobee
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It seems that there is an insta conspiration to make us adopt a pineapple, maybe even a support pineapple.

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