I recall a friend posting a photo of her engagement and wedding rings on Instagram; they are beautiful pieces of jewelry, let that first be said. Then I noticed that one of her friends had commented underneath, “It makes mine look so small!”
Engagement rings, weddings, income, babies, pets, relationships, promotions…all of it inevitably seeps into the realm of social media at some point. While Facebook et al are super awesome, useful tools for keeping in touch with your (vastly increasingly) network of friends and family, it’s also a place where negative comparison festers prolifically. So your friend has a bigger rock, or another couple get annual Pinterest-worthy photoshoots, or [insert point of interest here]? So what? Don’t let social media bog you down. There’s so much else that happens behind the scenes, and as long as you’re happy with your life, then that should be good enough.
Oh, and should you start feeling the need to air your dirty laundry on Facebook, then it’s time for some cyber dry-cleaning. Please desist. Social media is no place for rants, passive-aggressive memes ripped from bad Tumblr accounts, or any of the intimacies of your romantic and social engagements. “Doing you” is great, but doing it on a public forum is not. Engage that filter, my friend.