Don't Believe The Hype
Updated: Jan 3
It’s so easy to get swept up in emotion.
Seeing what others are doing and comparing yourself
Believing that you are somehow inadequate, that you should be more successful, richer, happier, prettier
You should have more followers on social
You should be promoted
You should feel more fulfilled
Living that perfect lifestyle.
If everyone else's life is so great life, then why isn't yours?
As if to suggest there’s something wrong with you.
Well, I’ll tell you this, which may come as a surprise –
There is something wrong with you.
But this is the beauty of it – there is something wrong with everyone.
You’re not perfect and you probably never will be; and neither will anyone else.
What you’re seeing, what you’re assuming about others and about life is all an illusion
A distortion of reality; of the natural tendencies.
It's a manufactured hype, leading to a kind of hysteria
A delusion generated by others trying to convince themselves that their life is somehow perfect and then projecting that onto you.
But it's all a fantasy, a story, to get you to drink the cool aid, convincing you that they somehow are the solution to all your problems
Reality is, no one has the answer, we’re all just trying to figure this shit out
Doing the best we can with what we’ve got
So don’t go on believing the hype
Getting swept up in that sea of emotion
Unnecessarily beating yourself up, trying to live up to some kind of superficial ideal of what happiness is and what success should look like.
It goes way way deeper than that, and that's what makes life so interesting.
“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are...” – Marcus Aurelius