#Autumnleaves

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We live in a global, internet-filled world, with easy-access to heaps of information. Whilst browsing the Internet, I found pictures on the social media platform Instagram of people photographing their feet in a bed of Autumn leaves, with accompanying texts as “Autumn is definitely here” and, “Sweater weather”. We do not know who the person is, aside from their feet and partial legs. This makes the pictures somewhat anonymous and gender-neutral. Around the world people upload these pictures onto their Instagram profiles and share them with the rest of the world. Instagram is filled with pictures like these, and someone, somewhere started posting the very first of these pictures.

We all share our feet in Autumn, to say that we all experience the same thing. We copy each other’s behaviour to say that we are the same, but are we really? What does this copying say about us and our (individual) identity?