Most humans who wander on this earth are guilty of putting other people down. I know I am. But why? Why is it that we instinctively feel that we need to be better than other people? Why are we competitive at all? Because truth be told, we do not feel better, if we are better than others. So why do we want other people to know that we are better than them?
The same question can be asked in context of social media. Why is it, that we only show pictures of us being happy? Why do we try to prove that we have a better life than everybody else.
I believe that this is a symptom of us not meeting our own standards. We want to be better than we are. And we are hurting, because we are not. So we convert that pain. Into the energy to showcase how great everything is. Hoping that someone else will approve our life. And if someone else approves maybe we can approve too. And maybe we can stop hating ourselves. But we cannot. Because as much as we cover up the truth of our lives, as much do we know that we are covering up. And as much do we know that something is not quite as it should be.
There are two sides of the coin: We do not like our lives/ourselves and we depend on other’s approval to feel good about ourselves. Both of which I think deserve their own blogpost. Some of the points I have touched upon in previous blog posts. Some I will cover in the future.