“Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
In today’s fast paced world, driven by social media, it’s easy to get caught up in what others are doing. But don’t be fooled, everything is not always as it seems, remember to check behind the smoke and mirrors. If you are not careful it can really take a toll on your mental health and you may fall victim to needlessly trying to keep up with others.
Trolling Facebook and other social media platforms may be a good time filler, however, it may not be so good if you spend too much time comparing your life to the lives of others.
For example, you may see a friend just made a big ticket purchase or maybe they just returned from an extravagant vacation. You may begin to feel a little green with envy, but what you don’t realize are all the factors involved. Did they finance the entire vacation with a credit card or have they been saving for years for this particular vacation? Whatever the circumstances involved it’s not your concern and you can’t go in debt trying to keep up. It’s just not worth it. If you’re not careful you may end of with regrets or worse yet, a load of debt, which could spiral out of control and leave you feeling blue (as well as green).
At all costs, stop comparing your real life to their fake social media life. Stay focused and don’t get caught up in the haze of social media. While social media can be entertaining, remember to beware of the Smoke and Mirrors.