1 Reason We Shouldn’t Compare
(OOC via CNN)
Keeping up with the Joneses has been part of the American way since at least the 50s. We compare oursleves to what they havem he, has, she has almost incessantly and certainly inextricably. There was less to compare ourselves to, fewer data points and inputs and our social circles were limited to who we knew in the physical world, pre facebook et al. But now, oh girl. from the CNN report:
"Because of social networks, though, the field of competition has expanded dramatically. Now you're competing with the best pictures and the ebullient status updates of every girl you know. 'It's as if somewhere along the line, Facebook became the encyclopedia of beauty and status and comparisons.'"
If we've got a minute to spare we might just check out what's up on FB (or tw, or whatever). And BANG BOOM ZIP, all of a sudden we're confronted with what she did, he did, she has, the party we missed and weren't invited to, the dinner that those guys had together, the fun, the laughter, the the the the…everything we weren;t a part of and/or don't have. Talk about hating ojn our happy.
Oh, so what's the 1 reason we should stop comparing ourselves? Because it doesn't matter and it rarely makes us feel better (is that 2 reasons?)
DYK, 50% of girls under the age of 18 have photoshopped their FB and TW profile pix? What it is it we're comparing ourselves to?
We are who we are. Let's be the best version of that and not worry about what she has, is, looks like. Just because the Joneses are having a blast, doesn't mean your life sucks.
Who do you compare yourself to? Why?