Are you ever brave on Facebook?

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  1. KatyWhoWaited profile image80
    KatyWhoWaitedposted 5 years ago

    Are you ever brave on Facebook?

    Are there times that Facebook challenges your self-esteem?  While we all know we should be happy with our friends' and family's successes, if you're divorced or unemployed or depressed, it seems as if Facebook can glaringly point out our own inadequacies.  How do you handle that?  Are you proud of some things some of your coping mechanisms and how might they help others?

  2. strkngfang profile image76
    strkngfangposted 5 years ago

    I've always tried to promote positive posts on facebook, but I've found that a lot of people use it for a "fake reality".  They post how great their life, marriage etc is, when in reality it is usually the opposite.  I always tell the truth and believe that really personal thoughts or events don't belong there.

    1. KatyWhoWaited profile image80
      KatyWhoWaitedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Strkngfang, Exactly.  I wish I were brave enough to post pictures of myself, my life as it really is, but I'm not.  I have no grandchildren, can't afford to travel, etc. but I try to put myself in the headspace to be happy for my friends' successes.

  3. Pavlo Badovskyy profile image79
    Pavlo Badovskyyposted 5 years ago

    People want others to envy them. It happens often but not always. Those who really made a success as a rule do not promote it much. I think smile

    1. KatyWhoWaited profile image80
      KatyWhoWaitedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Pavlo, true. And don't you think there's also an unwritten rule that we shouldn't pass around any negativity, ever!  "Be positive" is what we hear . That's great, and I believe in positive energy, but it also creates a facade-like existence.

 
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