Queens and Kings let’s talk real quick on how social media lifestyles can completely destroy your mind, just confuse your brain, just end your life. Ok maybe that’s being a little dramatic but the things we see on social media does really affect us and let me explain how.
Around this time last year as I was scrolling on Instagram, I saw a post from a couple (just a year or so younger than my partner and I) celebrating their new home. They actually owned their own house and that was instant goals for me considering the fact that my partner and I were looking for a new place. I told myself by October 2017 (as I turn 25) I would like to own a 3-4 bedroom house too, somewhere on the outskirts of London. Throughout the year I saw more and more couples pop up as home owners which made me add more pressure on myself to achieve this goal. It is now mid September and I haven’t been able to save 10% of the deposit! Can we just all laugh at how big of a fail this was?
The problem is we compare our struggles to other people’s highlights. But the truth is we have no idea what happens behind the scenes of the pictures we see. For me, I don’t know the years of hard work that went into this couple buying their house. I don’t know if they have rich parents, I don’t know if they had any financial help, I don’t know if they won the lottery, I don’t know ANYTHING but the final result.
The lesson is do not compare your life and achievements to someone else’s because we have no idea about what goes on. Don’t pressure to live a life you can’t afford just because of social media. It ok to have “goals” but achieve them in your own time. Life is not a race or a competition.
This blog is to discuss real feelings and issues so Comment below if you’ve been through something similar.