Voice of Reason
|Posted on March 24, 2017 at 5:05 PM|
Sometimes facebook can me make feel like the biggest failure in the universe. I look at how happy everyone is and they are posting all the great things they are doing and achieving. On my muffy days it makes me feel inadequate and depressed. I thought about this for awhile and then I scrolled through my own facebook page and thought wow I wish I had her ilfe. Which I do! What we put on facebook most times is the good stuff. We don't usually carry on about how mundane our lives can be: vacuuming, washing, doing errands...... We usually share the fun and exciting stuff. I think we all should remember that facebook is posts of moments in time. All of our moments are not going to be life changing, special, or exciting. For most people there are more mundane moments rather than exciting moments. We should not judge ourselves or our lives based on how other people live on facebook. We should not judge ourselves PERIOD! Life is hard enough without giving our own souls negative talk or making unrealistic comparisons between ourselves and others. Facebook is a venue for interaction. It is not always a true representation on how someone is doing at any given moment. You know how I know this? I know because I don't usually share on facebook when I am having a rough day or when I feel like the walls are closing in on me. I usually share the "good" stuff. Sometimes I share the frustrating stuff but I don't usually share the really emotional and meaniful stuff that is going on in my head, like the days I feel no one gets me or the days I feel blah about my body image or when I am hurt by something that has happened or when I am so exhausted I can hardly get out of bed. So if I am not sharing that stuff I guarantee there are others out there that aren't sharing either. Don't be quick to judge yourself based on how you see others portray themselves on facebook, it's usually only half of the story.