The More Perfect You Appear on Facebook, The More People Will Hate You
Over time I could tell that many of my friends were being alienated and felt very distant. I created this air of being perfect and having a life that could not be attained by any person I knew. I could even tell that many had stopped commenting and following, and only my most recent friend-acquisitions followed me, but sooner or later they would quit reacting or interacting with me. It was kind of depressing because otherwise, I had everything I could want in life. Yet, I felt alone - looking to Facebook for some kind of self-esteem boost, or validation that I was making it in the world.
"The human has a hard time dealing with feelings of inferiority. In the face of superior skill, talent or power, we are often disturbed and ill at ease; this is because most of us have an inflated sense of ourselves, and when we meet people who surpass us, they make it clear to us that we are in fact mediocre, or at least not as brilliant as we had thought. This disturbance can't last long without stirring up ugly emotions. At first, we feel envy: If only we had the quality or skill of the superior person, we would be happy. But envy brings us neither comfort nor any closer to equality. Nor can we admit to feeling it, for it is frowned upon socially - to show envy is to admit to feeling inferior. To close friends, we may confess our secret unrealized desires, but we will never confess to feeling envy. So it goes underground. We disguise it in many ways, like finding grounds to criticize the person who makes us feel it. He may be smarter than I am, we say, but he has no morals or conscience. Or he may have more power, but that's because he cheats. If we do not slander him, perhaps we praise him excessively--another one of envy's disguises." --Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power.
Let's be real here. Let's be 100% real. Envy is real. Facebook is falsehood. Either conform and appear the same as everyone else, or get your mind out of that gutter and reap the rewards of a life lived according to your d-d-d-d-dreams!
Even (especially) off Facebook, I am going to be rocking the world. I will still do whatever I put my mind to doing. I am not going to let envious people on the internet hold me back! If people on Facebook don't want to see you win, don't show them. You don't have to display your winnings to the world. Private victories KICK BUTT, too. Anything that is great will be noticed by those who need to notice it. Your mind is waiting for positive thoughts and positive thoughts are not going to roll in if you are plugged into the wasteland of social media. Let them think as they want to think. Let them be envious of each other. REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE EQUATION!!! Get ready. Get set. Live your best life!