I know I’m not the only person who gets ill when they log into Facebook. You see a dream world of people you know or used to know living their perfect lives. They post all the great stuff that happens to them (some post ANYTHING that happens but that’s a whole other issue-LOL!) and you’re lead to believe their lives are one nonstop thrill after another. You know it’s not true but it can still wear on you.
The biggest problem I see with this is that most of these stories involve what I would call mile marker events. You know, ‘ I finally got up the nerve to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, bench press 500 pounds, visited Machu Picchu’, etc. This creates the impression that the ONLY things in our lives worth a damn or mentioning are the BIG things. Do you see how this brings unrealistic expectations? Like incremental change doesn’t mater. The only way to really live is to have these landmark events?
As a species, I think we humans already downplay incremental change and these social media postings only reinforce it. Unless you’re stepping completely out of your comfort zone, you’re just not living and really don’t matter.
Does this sound like a reasonable conclusion to reach? I’m here to help you see that is NOT the only way to build a bigger life.