I waste my time when I think about where other people are in their lives and compare them to mine. I also waste time on Facebook.
…usually I’ll be on Facebook thinking about where other people are in their lives and comparing them to mine. It’s silly. But it happens. People put up pictures of accomplishments, them traveling, and other aspects of their lives that seem admirable and fun but we tend to forget that’s only half the story.
A marketer that I follow named Naomi Dunford said something interesting about putting your own life up against someone else’s. She elegantly said that you can’t compare your behind-the-scenes footage to someone else’s highlight reel. And she absolutely right.
What you see publicly is usually what people choose to put out. Not many people choose to put what goes on backstage on front street. And even if they do, you still won’t know the true inner workings of their life. You know yours and that’s it. It might even be safe to assume it’s worse than what yours is.
It brings to mind the saying, “If we all threw our problems into a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back!”