Comparison is the thief of joy, but it’s also a hard habit to beat — especially if you spend a lot of time on Facebook, and especially when you see the best moments of everyone’s day and compare those best moments to your worst — the ones you wouldn’t share on Facebook.
But you see, nobody is sharing those worst moments on Facebook. Not many, anyhow. And so that’s how it happens — that’s how we compare their best to our worst, and end up disappointed and completely joyless.
Don’t get trapped!
Because here’s the truth:
“I’m not a liar, but Facebook is.
“I wasn’t trying to be something I wasn’t when I posted these pictures to Facebook. But because you and I put up our very best moments on social media to show our friends, family, and acquaintances, it paints a picture about our lives that just isn’t true.
“I recently told a friend, “I want to hear all about your new job and move! I’ve seen pictures on Facebook and you just look so happy!” She replied, “Well its been really hard and my kids are miserable in our new situation.”
“Assuming I knew anything true about her life, based on Facebook, was so silly of me. But I have a hunch that if you are anything like me, you do it too, and we need to quit.”
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photo credit: John Hope Photography