Social media is a boon and yet, for some, it proves to be a curse. Admiring other people’s lives and comparing it with your own has become an ‘everyday’ feeling. You can actually sense the aroma of that perfect bun that a food blogger just got out of the oven. You wish your eyes looked as perfect as in the photograph on that make-up artist’s (MUA) page. You yearn to click a perfectly whacky photo with your spouse just like that couple does while throwing some couple goals at you every week. And, browsing, through some random tourist’s picture-perfect travel shots, makes you want to leave everything and just fly there.
But, what is the reality behind those pictures? How many times did that food blogger have to practice to finally get that seamless shape and right consistency? Imagine the amount of editing that photograph went through in order to make those eyes look flawless! Does that couple have no tension or misunderstandings at all after portraying their happy pictures? And, do you know how much that tourist may be spending on gadgets, travel, drones and editing software in order to get those scenic landscapes look perfect? And what about their family lives while they are away from home?
Talking about family, people assume that a perfect picture means that you have the perfect family. Firstly, let me tell you that no one and nothing is perfect. It’s just a conception of something you look at as IDEAL. And, your definition of perfect may not be the same as mine. Let me give you an example.
Some of you may perceive this picture of mine as a perfectly happy family. You then begin comparing your whole life with this faultless photograph of mine. No wrinkles, all smiles, great poses, fair skinned, financially stable, etc. But, let me tell you why you should stop comparing your whole life to one perfect picture.
So you see, just comparing your whole life to one perfect picture isn’t a wise thing to do. Avoid killing yourself trying to be perfect just because you think that someone else seems so. Don’t go trying to do everything just because some else is doing something. Instead, find something that makes you happy and pursue that without any excuses.
We all have fears, tears, poor days, sad days, etc. Not to mention how life in general can be depressing, especially now. While many of us try and get beyond the negative and look positive, others tend to sit with the negative and pity themselves their whole lives. STOP! This will not help you at all. DON’T!! NEVER, ever compare your life to that one moment of perfection on someone else’s social media handle. Instead, get around your problems and swim beyond the turbulences in your life.