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This is why you shouldn't take people's Facebook lives seriously

Everyone on Facebook looks like they're having a great time. Fun adventures, deep romances, amazing jobs. It's enough to make you feel inadequate, but it's also a lie. Nobody is really as happy as their Facebook wall claims, as this piercing short from HigtonBrothers confirms.

So the next time you're driven to jealousy by a Facebook friend's humblebragging about his or her awesome life, don't forget: They're probably embellishing it for social media, even if it's unconsciously.

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Ultimately, Facebook is a narcissistic playground where the best, the funniest, the most charming aspects of our lives are publicized and the shitty stuff, the boring stuff, the beige that is most of our daily grind almost never gets posted. All those walls are edited at some level and that makes them, at best, a deformed mirror image of real life or, at worst, nothing more than a fictional movie of how we want people to see us.

The solution? Just go live your life, focus on your present reality, and ignore the circus of social media. Trust me, you'll be a lot happier.

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amesanthony
Anthony Ames

So when someone posts the positives in life, theyr'e embellishing. But when they post the negative, they are "being dramatic" or a "Debbie downer." Your damned if you do, and your damned if you dont. I think the problem lies with the people poring over other peoples profiles. If someone is jealous of me over my profile, thats their problem. I post for those that care. If you dont like it, unfriend me, or shut the fuck up about it. Dont like my video of my kids? Fuck you. Arent happy for me when I got a promotion? Fuck you. Dont like my post about date night with Wifey? Fuck you. Dont like my pictures I take at work? Fuck you. Get to steppin if you dont like it. People who psychoanalyze people profiles need to get a fucking life of their own.