People need to realize that the validation of strangers is not the way to a happy and successful life.
As someone told me a long time ago when they thought my ego was getting a little too big.
“If your real life isn’t better than your online life and persona that is a problem.”
Melina Roberge found that out the hard way.
A Canadian drug mule broke down in tears in an Australian court on Wednesday when she was sentenced to eight years in prison for her part in an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth $16 million into Sydney in luggage aboard a luxury cruise ship.
Melina Roberge, 24, told the New South Wales state District Court that she risked a life sentence in an Australian prison for the opportunity to take selfies “in exotic locations and post them on Instagram to receive ‘likes’ and attention” during a $17,000 vacation she couldn’t afford.
Three Canadians have pleaded guilty to smuggling 95 kilograms (209 pounds) of the drug in suitcases aboard the MS Sea Princess during a seven-week cruise in 2016 from Britain to Ireland, the United States, Bermuda, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile then Australia.
“She was seduced by lifestyle and the opportunity to post glamorous Instagram photos from around the world,” the judge said. “She wanted to be the envy of others. I doubt she is now.”
She also had a sugar daddy and was an escort. Just bad all the way around, such a pretty girl, going to be rough in prison.
If you are just here for the photos, you know what to do.