Have you ever seen “#blessed” on social media?
Sometimes, the hashtag is accompanied by a photo, and the context is usually something like this:
“Can’t believe how beautiful this Caribbean beach is! #blessed”
“Just bought a new Tahoe! #blessed”
“Look at what he gave me for my birthday. Best. Husband. Ever. #blessed”
Don’t misunderstand. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating a meaningful event. But what’s the motive? Is it genuine, or is it a subtle way of showing off? A “humble brag?”
I’m absolutely not saying everyone who’s ever used “#blessed” has poor motives. In fact, I’m sure many people are truly genuine. But I do believe that simple hashtagged word is an indicator of how comparison living is a big problem in today’s world, especially on social media.
So how do you avoid falling into this comparison game? Here are a few tips from my upcoming book Love Your Life, Not Theirs. Read More