I really enjoyed this blog post about Generation Y:
I’m part of Generation Y but I’ve never thought of myself as a very “special” person. I have the opposite problem. But that’s a whole different blog post. I enjoyed the topic of Facebook/Twitter/social media and “image crafting” and I think we don’t realize how much social media can affect our self confidence.
Social media creates a world for Lucy where A) what everyone else is doing is very out in the open, B) most people present an inflated version of their own existence, and C) the people who chime in the most about their careers are usually those whose careers (or relationships) are going the best, while struggling people tend not to broadcast their situation. This leaves Lucy feeling, incorrectly, like everyone else is doing really well, only adding to her misery…
Ignore everyone else. Other people’s grass seeming greener is no new concept, but in today’s image crafting world, other people’s grass looks like a glorious meadow. The truth is that everyone else is just as indecisive, self-doubting, and frustrated as you are, and if you just do your thing, you’ll never have any reason to envy others.