Reality Facebook TV

29 Jan

“Disappointed in Facebook tonight” is a real status I saw tonight.

This status caught me off guard. As being in my mid-twenties, and most of my “Facebook friends” are around the same age, the statuses I see are slightly more meaningful. Most friends are starting families, getting higher education, fulfilling career goals, etc.

I feel that putting your happiness in Facebook will always lead to disappointment. There will be others that you’ll be jealous of: they are where you want to be in life, they are on a nice warm beach vacationing while you’re stuck at the office, they got a cushy new car, etc. Facebook is the highlight reel of all the good things in people’s lives. No one is sitting in bed taking selfies of themselves depressed.

Facebook is almost the reality TV of people you know. As most people have a few friends that are more acquaintances on there. You see their highlight reel and you either think you’re better or you judge them for not being good enough.

I’m equally as convicted for this and I consistently need to remind myself that no one is perfect, and to not place my faith in Facebook as it is deceitful.

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