Do not let anyone fool you. With all the glitter and glam. If it is the one thing for sure. You never know how they got there and this statement is a powerful one for our every day lives.
We see them all over social media, showing off and making it look as if everything is all fine.
Darling, let me tell you a secret. It may not be all glitter and glam around them at all.
Within and outside of them,it can be filled with comparisons,pain,depression and high expectation from everyone around them . Each and every day trying to live up to some false expectations from others.
Social media has made us a generation of comparisons slaves. We just have to tell the world what we just accomplished and we have to take a selfie of every single thing.
We can’t keep our latest events to ourselves and we just have to show off on everyone else. We have our own selves to blame for the high rate in aniexty cases, depression and suicidal rates.
Because we have not stopped to think of the effects we are causing to one another mental health. We have added fire to the pot in creating comparisons with one another by posting everything that we get our hands on. Without thinking of the other person who may not want to see this on their feed anymore.
Sure, we can unfollow, unfriend and just ignore. But sometimes that is easier said than done. Especially if it is a close friend or worse yet family member who is just mindlessly telling everyone on the internet what they mastered again.
While we maybe taking baby steps every day and making small wins. But just not in the big way others may have it. And that my dear friends is where depression sinks in, if you are not strong enough.
Let me honest here with that one , even the “strong one” have their moments. Trust me on that one. Because life is a funny thing that we cannot take too seriously sometimes.
One of the reasons is just when we got a little control on one of our life situations. We go onto our social media profiles and find ourselves comparing our lives with many others around our same age group.
Then we begin to question ourselves. Oh,I just got a promotion that I have been working hard for , but now I am wondering maybe I am missing something
All because we went on our phones and see Lucy got engaged this weekend. And maybe you are still single or just came out a relationship. Now your no longer as excited as before because although you are happy for Lucy you can’t help but wonder.
It has all happened to us at least once. We can be at the top of our game or struggling to stay in the game.
We know we always feel this pinch and what we never know is we can come out this race.
By actually not caring what anyone even thinks.
As I said Life is a funny thing and if you take any of this too seriously you will realize.
All of it is not real.