Instagram: following and followers difference?

Ok, so I just started up an instagram account and wanted to know what the hell the difference is between your "followers" and the people you're "following". I know it sounds like a stupid question but I'm still getting used to this whole thing. Plus some of my followers are already... show more Ok, so I just started up an instagram account and wanted to know what the hell the difference is between your "followers" and the people you're "following". I know it sounds like a stupid question but I'm still getting used to this whole thing. Plus some of my followers are already people I decided to follow myself? I just want a DETAILED explanation between these two. Thank you!
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