In many instances, social media may contribute to a contradictory feeling of jealousy and admiration. Come to pass, I was scheming through the net to contrive for a couple of inspirational reading, and my surveillance disembarked to a page of an amazing globetrotter, which convinced me to explore more about her biography. I’m not a stalker utterly, but I just got excited. You perceive you can’t control that eagerness when you found someone who has similar interests and personalities like you; the only difference is that, she’s living a life that you’ve always dream of, and you’re not.
After leafing through her public profiles all over (I doubt the public viewing was done intentionally so that others can be amazed of how great her life is), I started to feel the sense of envy, although she became my persuasive person primarily. She resembled the person of whom I was meant to be, and how I wish I could pursue her steps.
Constantly thereafter, I discovered she came from a blooming, wealthy family background. More or less, she had everything covered for her to sign up to all the things she wanted to do at a very early stage of her life. Gradually you’ll start noticing there are no more similarities compared to your life and the gap is becoming substantial. Her house that she’s living in would be adequate to alleviate my entire life (perhaps my grandkids’ life too?), and that’s when I started to think that reality in some cases, doesn’t make any sense. I believe it’ll probably took me 20 years or more to the point I could stand at where she is right now. I was so envious of her world, rather than feeling inspired. At that point of time, depression overpowered the passion.
There’s a divergence between a person who can inspire you, and a person who can just leave you with an awful feeling of jealousy.
A person who inspires you ordinarily signifies their affection through their journey of life. Essentially they learnt from the hard way through many difficulties and challenges. They started from the bottom. They circumstantiate their best effort through experiences and they seldom back down. And the terrific part is, they shared in full honesty their true life stories concerning at which point their hard work pays off.
I have a bucket of inspirational names in my list, which I frequently read before my bedtime or during those gloomy days. I love stealing their life interpretations and imitating their suggestions. I love how they changed my lifestyle – It’s the moment you’ll realize you are a different person, in a better way.
Do you ever have such mixed feelings?
Does their story come to an end with a discouraged feeling that makes you hate your life so much? Or does their story affects you in a way you’ve never imagined having to love more about yourself after that?
The desirous defeat the envious. It’s never wrong to feel inspired, it’s a good start.
Share the list of your inspirational people so that others can read about it. You’ll never know how many lives you’ve changed in the end, perhaps yours are one of it.
“Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies” – Elizabeth Bowen