The stories we see feel authentic, real, and relatable. And sometimes they are.
More often they’re curated.
The problem with social media is that we end up comparing ourselves to a never ending highlight reel of accomplishments and successes.
Not just one incredible story of somebody achieving something great.
But dozens or even hundreds of stories, spanning an infinite variety of facets.
An athlete breaking a word record.
A scholar with another degree.
A new and joy-filled parent.
Someone who has found true love.
A prestigious and charismatic professional.
A van lifer who has found their freedom…
Each one, a single person; a single snapshot in time.
Yet we compare ourselves to all of them at once, and we wonder what the hell we are doing with our lives.