Perfection Perception- How Social Media Blinds us to Others’ Troubles. Concentrate on what we CAN DO

by | July 31, 2020

It’s human nature, to get hooked into the perfection perception. No one’s life is perfect, I don’t care who you are, we all have troubles

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The grass is always greener on the other side. This is what the majority of people see, when they look out their proverbial window, always wanting change in their lives, something different, believing that others have it so much better than they.

The term that I’ve made up for it is “perfection perception,” and it’s Amplified by social media., where people see posted content that are highlights of someone’s life, altered photos, or even entirely made up stories, as people have been known to borrow pictures of trips never taken and posting with themselves photoshopped in.
Why? Because people gain validation from the envy and adulation of others. It meets the need for significance, and some case connection, as the number of likes and comments increases based on a false narrative.

The media adds fuel to the fire, pumping into your home images from Kim and Kanye’s home, airbrushed and made-up with the perfect lighting. People respond. Then they show you sales spots to sell you the products they claim will give you this, literally mythical life, which they are portraying.

This is the nature of the connected world. We see into every life, but only advertised snapshots.

You are being gamed, not only by traditional media, but Individuals as well. We are being intentionally stimulated to pay attention to envy, to feel less than.

When you find yourself reacting, in some form with less than positive emotions; STOP. Breathe. And concentrate on your life.

How can you Make your life better. What can you do today to increase the quality of your life just slightly. Concentrate on that. Those little things you do start to compound. Imagine just improving your life one percent a day. At years end, you will be so far away from where you began on the productive and positive side, than you could’ve possibly imagined.

It’s human nature, to get hooked into the perfection perception. No one’s life is perfect, I don’t care who you are, we all have troubles, we all eventually die.

And that knowledge should free us. To let go of the worries and fears, and make this moment the best that it can be. When we put our focus on what other people are doing, especially that which doesn’t affect us in anyway, we are relegating our dream, this life, to a far lower level of enjoyment than we would if we if we concentrated merely on making our lives better, on making the lives of those around us better in some small way.

So if you feel a pang of jealousy, or something advertised that you think will improve your being, just remember, taking that person down a notch with a pithy comment, or buying an item you don’t need, is merely a momentary sugar rush for the ego. Nothing more. How many things have we purchased, that for a split second made us feel good, and days later we forgot we even had it.

Don’t fall into the trap, just do your best to make your life amazing. And if people think, after you steadfastly improve your life, how easy your life seems, and they’re jealous of you, don’t worry about it, just keep concentrating on yourself, and making small gradual improvements. Your life won’t be perfect, even if it’s perceived that way. But that’s OK, we’re all human.

The grass is always greener on the other side. This is what the majority of people see, when they look out their proverbial window, always wanting change in their lives, something different, believing that others have it so much better than they.

The term that I’ve made up for it is “perfection perception,” and it’s Amplified by social media., where people see posted content that are highlights of someone’s life, altered photos, or even entirely made up stories, as people have been known to borrow pictures of trips never taken and posting with themselves photoshopped in.
Why? Because people gain validation from the envy and adulation of others. It meets the need for significance, and some case connection, as the number of likes and comments increases based on a false narrative.

The media adds fuel to the fire, pumping into your home images from Kim and Kanye’s home, airbrushed and made-up with the perfect lighting. People respond. Then they show you sales spots to sell you the products they claim will give you this, literally mythical life, which they are portraying.

This is the nature of the connected world. We see into every life, but only advertised snapshots.

You are being gamed, not only by traditional media, but Individuals as well. We are being intentionally stimulated to pay attention to envy, to feel less than.

When you find yourself reacting, in some form with less than positive emotions; STOP. Breathe. And concentrate on your life.

How can you Make your life better. What can you do today to increase the quality of your life just slightly. Concentrate on that. Those little things you do start to compound. Imagine just improving your life one percent a day. At years end, you will be so far away from where you began on the productive and positive side, than you could’ve possibly imagined.

It’s human nature, to get hooked into the perfection perception. No one’s life is perfect, I don’t care who you are, we all have troubles, we all eventually die.

And that knowledge should free us. To let go of the worries and fears, and make this moment the best that it can be. When we put our focus on what other people are doing, especially that which doesn’t affect us in anyway, we are relegating our dream, this life, to a far lower level of enjoyment than we would if we if we concentrated merely on making our lives better, on making the lives of those around us better in some small way.

So if you feel a pang of jealousy, or something advertised that you think will improve your being, just remember, taking that person down a notch with a pithy comment, or buying an item you don’t need, is merely a momentary sugar rush for the ego. Nothing more. How many things have we purchased, that for a split second made us feel good, and days later we forgot we even had it.

Don’t fall into the trap, just do your best to make your life amazing. And if people think, after you steadfastly improve your life, how easy your life seems, and they’re jealous of you, don’t worry about it, just keep concentrating on yourself, and making small gradual improvements. Your life won’t be perfect, even if it’s perceived that way. But that’s OK, we’re all human.

: Perfection Perception- How Social Media Blinds us to Others’ Troubles. Concentrate on what we CAN DO

The grass is always greener on the other side. This is what the majority of people see, when they look out their proverbial window, always wanting change in their lives, something different, believing that others have it so much better than they.

The term that I’ve made up for it is “perfection perception,” and it’s Amplified by social media., where people see posted content that are highlights of someone’s life, altered photos, or even entirely made up stories, as people have been known to borrow pictures of trips never taken and posting with themselves photoshopped in.
Why? Because people gain validation from the envy and adulation of others. It meets the need for significance, and some case connection, as the number of likes and comments increases based on a false narrative.

The media adds fuel to the fire, pumping into your home images from Kim and Kanye’s home, airbrushed and made-up with the perfect lighting. People respond. Then they show you sales spots to sell you the products they claim will give you this, literally mythical life, which they are portraying.

This is the nature of the connected world. We see into every life, but only advertised snapshots.

You are being gamed, not only by traditional media, but Individuals as well. We are being intentionally stimulated to pay attention to envy, to feel less than.

When you find yourself reacting, in some form with less than positive emotions; STOP. Breathe. And concentrate on your life.

How can you Make your life better. What can you do today to increase the quality of your life just slightly. Concentrate on that. Those little things you do start to compound. Imagine just improving your life one percent a day. At years end, you will be so far away from where you began on the productive and positive side, than you could’ve possibly imagined.

It’s human nature, to get hooked into the perfection perception. No one’s life is perfect, I don’t care who you are, we all have troubles, we all eventually die.

And that knowledge should free us. To let go of the worries and fears, and make this moment the best that it can be. When we put our focus on what other people are doing, especially that which doesn’t affect us in anyway, we are relegating our dream, this life, to a far lower level of enjoyment than we would if we if we concentrated merely on making our lives better, on making the lives of those around us better in some small way.

So if you feel a pang of jealousy, or something advertised that you think will improve your being, just remember, taking that person down a notch with a pithy comment, or buying an item you don’t need, is merely a momentary sugar rush for the ego. Nothing more. How many things have we purchased, that for a split second made us feel good, and days later we forgot we even had it.

Don’t fall into the trap, just do your best to make your life amazing. And if people think, after you steadfastly improve your life, how easy your life seems, and they’re jealous of you, don’t worry about it, just keep concentrating on yourself, and making small gradual improvements. Your life won’t be perfect, even if it’s perceived that way. But that’s OK, we’re all human.

 

 

 

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