Sometimes I think that FaceBook should change the name.
Perhaps something like 'FakeBook' would be closer to the truth.
Because a lot of what people post, is not real. And as a result, people that may have a low self esteem, or people that are going through a hard time, inevitably compare themselves to the plethora of 'happy posts'.
But there's a problem, and that problem is this … 95% of the posts that we all see are 'the best off' or 'the greatest hits' of that person or couple.
Think of it like a show reel that people are displaying. They're showing you their best work, and only their best work.
The photo of the happy couple on the beach …
They have problems too!
The guy on the top of the mountain …
He has problems too!
The people standing in front of the hot car, nice cafe, picturesque landscape …
Yup, you guessed it. They have problems too!
But these types of people will never share this ... Fact!
So I want to pay homage to the recent post by Sinead O'Connor.
Why? Because what she posted (as hard as it was to watch) is 100% real. It's not her showreel. It's pure utter truth!
She has always had my respect.
(Just read the letter that she sent to Miley Cyrus after she was credited as an inspiration for the film clip to wrecking ball … it's hilarious!)
Don't believe what you see.
Don't always assume that it is real.
Because folks, a high percentage of it isn't !
Look a little deeper, and you will always see the truth.
And therein, lies the answer.