Comparing yourself to Strangers because of Social Media

A while ago I ended up scrolling through some stranger’s instagram photos, and honestly that was the biggest mistake ever.

One of the reasons why I do not like social media is because it makes you compare yourself and achievements to others. And I hate doing that because it makes me feel down. So why did my dumb ass do just that? I honestly do not have the answer.

I do not know this person, they do not know me. The only thing we have in common is that we are from the same island and both went to Ontario universities [not the same one though]. Absolutely nothing else.

So why am I feeling like my journey was useless compared to theirs?

So what if they got a scholarship and their work published? So what if they got this award and that one?

I should not give a fuck.

I am proud of my journey. I am proud of everything that I have done, everything I have sacrificed and everything that I have gotten.

Unfortunately, its still hard to NOT compare myself with a stranger.

And this is why I do not like social media. Just give me the videos of the cute doggies and I’m a happy girl.

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A quirky, possibly crazy 22 year old talking about her life and doggie.

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