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  • Writer's pictureCarla Manuel

Comparison The Thief Of Joy

Social networking has taken over the world and in a way has brought us closer. If before we wondered about the lives of our favorite stars or even the neighbors downstairs (lol) now we have a tool that allows us to get a little closer to the people we admire or are curious about. The only problem with this is that social networking platforms are not always used in the best way. Even though I find them to be incredibly useful in the way that it connects people that haven't seen each other in years or even allows you to meet new people, it also works as a way to spread fake information and to harm other people. Nowadays it is very important to pay attention to the information we consume because even the positive ones can cause us damage. I am talking specifically about the picture perfect lives that are posted daily and that make us look at our lives and ask ourselves what am I doing with my life, how come I am not as successful as these people?

It just seems like everyone is getting it right but you. This is something that affects me from time to time and that is why I decided to write about it.

We are all learning how to live as we go along, some people have a plan for their lives and follow it through till they reach success (whatever they're idea of success is), and others just live in a very automatic way. But regardless of the way each one of us decides to live their lives it is important to keep in mind that we are all learning, we all go through difficult periods and social networks are just the curated version of our lives, they are the highlight, the good things that happen, we don't know the work and effort that is behind that one photo that seems so effortless.

A lot of people that are now successful got there by working extremely hard, but we just get to see the "good" part, we don't see the sweat and tears and sacrifices they had to make, we just assume that it was all luck. Being successful or having a life that you can be proud of has nothing to do with luck, it is a mix of hard work, persistence, discipline and well stablished goals: If you are not aiming for something you will never achieve anything. This is a very broad subject that touches very sensible issues but that is worth exploring. But basically what I am saying is that it is worthless to look at someone else's life and compare to our own because we don't know what that person had to do to get where he/she is, and most important, we don't know if we would be willing to do the same sacrifices to get there. Everyday we are given opportunities, to change, to grow, to evolve, the difference between some people and others is that some can identify these opportunities and take advantage of them, and others prefer to believe that only some were made to have a good life. It is very important to do a self- analysis and ask ourselves if we are happy with what we have, and if the answer is no we need to ask what do we need to change in ourselves in order for things to get better.Yes us, because is not the government, our boss our families, or whatever reason we found for our problems that needs to change for our lives to change but US. So it is worthless to look at other people's lives and think that only some are lucky, best thing to do is to go after our own "luck".

I would love your comments on this subject, comment or send me a message:)

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