She wants her followers to know that her life is far from the "filtered and flowery".
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To the average Instagram follower, Selena Gomez's life may seem picture-perfect. She's the most-followed Instagram user in the world, after all. However, the singer wants her fans to know that her life is far from the "filtered and flowery" illusion that Instagram may suggest. Monday night, August 20th, Selena shared an album to Instagram from a night she spent hanging out with friends. (And Friends, but more on that in a moment.)

"A few of my favorite things in the entire world!!!" Gomez captioned the album. Then, she edited the caption with an update: "UPDATE: I had something I've thought about for a while that I want to share. This page is my highlights and a few low lights. I post what I am willing to share with you guys." (Related: Selena Gomez Had the Best Response When People Body-Shamed Her Bikini Pics)

She then explained why she had the urge to include an update. "I hear people say all the time that they wish they had someone else's life based on a few pictures.. we all do it. But this is me sharing some happy moments with you guys," Gomez added. "Trust me, my life isn't always this filtered and flowery... We are all on our own journey. (Related: Selena Gomez Shares How She's Embracing Her Post-Transplant Scars)

Gomez's words are a critical reminder in the age of social media. It can be all too easy to play the "comparison game" with other people's seemingly perfect feeds while forgetting that the majority of us only post the most perfect-looking moments.

So let's all live a little more and compare a little less. Because, as Selena said, we're all on our own journey.

This story originally appeared on by Sophie Hirsh.