We live in an era of the Internet where you can post anything. And few social media applications are filtered to what you want to see. Yes sure you can follow the accounts you like. But the explore page is still feeding you with more accounts to “consume”.
Do you really want what they have?
When you see someone with a shiny car do you really want that car? You can see someone being super happy with what they have, applaud them. But at the same time you don’t have to want what they have. Do you want a partner, a social media career, or children, to be traveling constantly? Think about it: what if you can’t post anything on the Internet or show off in public, would you still want that? Well, there’s your answer.
People don’t notice you
When you have an expensive car, you park it and walk out.. people don’t look at you but at the car. So even if you really want that car. be aware that people will not admire you but rather that car. The same goes for all other materialistic stuff. While it has become part of the culture to constantly celebrate an accomplishment and signal your hustle online. What you’re doing with that is watering society and social media platforms. You are not focusing on your “lawn” but rather on how your “lawn” is perceived by your neighbors.
The grass is greener where you water it.
What you give attention to grows. This means that if you spend a lot of your time and energy looking at other people’s lives, that will grow in your eyes. You are nurturing their “lawn” while yours turns brown. No wonder you think their life is much better because you have been putting all YOUR time into theirs.