Or, alternatively, we scoff at what they’re doing and judge them, and see ourselves as better.
One makes us feel bad, the other makes us feel superior.
Neither makes us happy.
Let’s take a couple of quick examples.
Example 1: Looking at Instagram
I’m not an Instagram user, but family members are, and I see the kinds of things that are posted: people going to parties, to the beach, having a great dinner, traveling, going on a run, doing yoga … generally living an amazing life.
If you were to look at these on a regular basis, it would be easy to compare your boring life (looking at