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July 28th, 2013 at 03:00 pm

There was a story on the news the other day that people using Facebook may often find dissatisfaction with their lives.

Basically, the story said people see photos of others having fun, feel like they are missing out on life, and depression comes about.

I think there's a lot of truth to that. Maybe not full blown depression, but people feel like they aren't getting enough of what everyone else is getting.

I'm not saying people need to stop posting their vacation photos and family celebrations, but we need to stop and remember that a photograph is usually taken for one of two reasons. One is to help us remember something and two, to show someone else what we did. It is a snapshot in time.

I've been to some cool places and I've guilty of those vacation shots. But, my life isn't one big vacation, that's for sure.

But, I think human nature makes us feel like we are missing out on stuff.

One of my Facebook folks is constantly posting photos of her dream homes. Over and over, she makes comments about how she wishes she had this and that. The realistic side of me wants to say, "Get away from the computer and make your house more of what you like."

I guess that would be cruel, eh?

Last night had a couple for to join us for supper. It was a simple meal. The best part of it was the fellowship. I didn't have super fancy dishes or wine glasses and no flowers or big candlelabras. But I think we all had a nice time visiting.

And I realize how very blessed I am.

2 Responses to “Facebook Findings”

  1. mamasita Says:

    I love sharing a meal with good friends, those simple experiences are really full of blessings.

  2. IndianGal Says:

    I once read a saying that originally came from AA, but I think is very true for lots of different situations - "People compare their insides to other people's outsides". Since most people try to show that they are "put together" and "fine" all the time (or at least that's what most people see), when we look at others and their lives, we can feel like we are lacking. It isn't true most of the time of course. Glad to hear of your low key, but enjoyable dinner. It is truly a blessing to have people who care around you.

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