We reconnect with people we haven’t seen since High School.
(Completely forgetting the reason we lost touch in the first place wasn’t because of graduation, but because that person was a huge douche bag.)
We also get subjected to seeing how much better off everyone else is than us.
While we live paycheck to paycheck just to make ends meet, some of our classmates have travelled the world, climbed Everest, earned their doctorates or MD’s, have trophy/supermodel spouses, and boatloads of cash.
Often, we find ourselves perusing their photos, stalking their walls, or lurking around their status updates just looking for a weakness.
Just some little sliver of something to say, “Ah HA! There it is! Not so perfect now, are you?!”, thereby making ourselves feel better about ourselves.
Maybe we didn’t go to some fancy school, or even finish college.
Maybe we didn't methodically plot out our career path or life journey in 8th grade.
Maybe while you were drinking through Mom & Dad's tuition money, we were out living life in the real world.
Maybe we have a job that requires us to sit at a desk all day and
Maybe we don’t make six figures, have nice cars, big houses, or take lush vacations.
Maybe we have a bunch of kids.
Our life is GREAT!
We are HAPPY!
Can’t you see how F@%king happy we are?
F@%K You, Facebook!