• Michael Dahdal

Don't Believe The Hype

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

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.

Remember this:

“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


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