One of the most damaging things in many people’s lives today is Facebook. We not only use it to seek approval (How many likes did I get?), we also use it as a way to set unrealistic expectations for our own lives.
(Most) People don’t put their worst on Facebook.
Additionally, people may share an idea that is different from you. That’s ok too. Never argue on Facebook as it never leads to a positive outcome. You will never change anyone’s mind through Facebook and will often say things you will ultimately regret.
See something you don’t like? Just keep scrolling.
“That’s all I wanted: for someone to look at me and listen to me, but in some beautiful and artistic way.”
“There’s so many Hollywood people, and I’m not one of them. I’m not from Hollywood, and I’m also not one of the people who wants to do a tell-all, and I hate tell-alls. I didn’t want to tell all.”
“You’re fooled by the applause into thinking that they love me, they really, really love me. Actors fall into this trap if they missed being loved for who they really were and not for what they could do.”
“But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted… He lived happily ever after.” (“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”)
Think for yourself. Such a simple concept, but rarely followed.
When there is a tragedy, do you go to Facebook to find out how you should react or feel?
When someone you “follow” on social media says something, do you lap it up without even looking in the bowl first?
Take time to stop and evaluate and ask yourself, “Is this how I feel or think? Or, is this the way I’m being told I should think?”