Comparing, comparing, comparing

In this day and age, social media has a huge impact on our lives. So much so that more often than not when we’re thumbing down our feed we tend to forget that what we see isn’t reality.

Or at least, not all of it. We compare ourselves to others, and the effects are heartbreaking, especially if we’re already having the blues.

Comparing your crappy day with awesome parties,cocktails,tropical beaches and celebrities’ lives is awful, so we feed on the belief that other people have carefree lives and are so much better off than us, when what we see on social media is just but a tiny fraction of the puzzle.

You ‘ll be comparing your worst days with the highlights of someone’s life. You won’t see the struggles, the crying and burdens that each of us carry. No one is exempt from them, and nobody is supposed to.

Life doesn’t start at the end of the struggles. Life IS the struggle, and that’s just the beauty of it. So if you need to, turn off your social media. Whereas if you can handle the (fake) pressure of having to live the perfect life, stay tuned, but remember that the grass is greener on the other side because you really have no means of stomping on the neighbour’s grass to assest that, and you shouldn’t.

Your life will increase tenfold when you start worrying about your own lawn and spreading the seeds of love on every fellow human you encounter, instead of trying to emulate an already fake version of someone else.

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11 thoughts on “Comparing, comparing, comparing

  1. Social media needs to be used with great discernment in small doses ๐Ÿ™‚ Somehow, mireaculously, I don’t get a lot of crap on mine. I don’t spend a lot of time on it, and I only click like on the things I genuinely care about. Seems to work for me.

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