The purpose for using Facebook has changed so much from its original purpose. A social site that was meant to connect people together and a way to stay in contact has somehow become a place where people compare their lives to that of their friends. Can comparing our lives to someone elses be good for us?
My friend getting on Facebook several times a day to look at the status of her friends and old classmates. She will look at them and every time she sees that someone is getting married or having a baby I hear about it. Following the updates she always talks about how she is behind on getting starting a family and how she wishes she was in the same place as the people on Facebook.
It’s understandable for someone to want somethings, but the way she talks about her life makes it sound like she isn’t doing anything. She works, goes to school, and she is in a steady relationship so her life is going well, however, she doesn’t see that. Looking at what other people have and comparing it to the yours doesn’t do anything but bring a person down. Things happen in a person’s life when it’s meant to, so focusing on that occurring will not make it happen any faster.
It’s better to be grateful for what we do have then be focused on what is missing. Putting attention on whats not happening or not going on doesn’t do anything but cause sadness and anger. Many of us have lives and things that someone people would love to have, so we need to remember that.