On social media we see lots of people living their dream, travelling a lot, looking beautiful,.. people who seem to have the perfect life. When watching photos, articles or videos from these people do you ever think stuff like „I’m so jealous, I wanna be her“ or „how can she be so beautiful and have this amazing life, it’s not fair“? Especially when you’re stuck in a life you’re not 100% happy with? Well, I do. And I’m not ashamed of admitting it.
I think it’s normal to have thoughts like that. I too want to travel a lot more than I do but I can’t afford it at the moment and need to find a way to live my dreams in the future. It really is important not to get depressed by these thoughts but to use them in a positive way. My way of thinking completely changed within the last few months. In the past I was just jealous and felt miserable watching other people living the life they want. Now I look at those people as an inspiration. I don’t begrudge them for having what they have, no. On the contrary, I’m happy for them and that there seem to be more and more people rethinking and changing their life. Maybe one day our whole system will finally change. A system which is just about working hard at jobs you don’t like, earn money, retire and die. I don’t agree with this system anymore and though I’m still in it I stick to the mantra „be the system to beat the system“.
To put it straight: Don’t feel miserable seeing other people living the life you want but feel inspired by them and learn from them. I truly believe if you hold on to your dreams, work towards them and make them your priority you will reach them. I myself found out the last months that what I truly want in life is to see the world and to meet lots of dofferent people and experience different cultures. It’s not at all what my life is like right nowbut I’ll do what’s necessary to make it mine in the near future.
What’s also important: Always remember that what you see on social media is not the reality. People seem to have the „perfect“ (what’s perfect anyway?) life and smile on all of their photos but in reality not all is just rainbows and unicorns.