Sometimes I think I’d like the internet better if we could all just be alternately humble-braggy (or just flat out braggy) and self-pitying and be done with it.
Because that’s pretty much how my own brain see-saws. “OMG amazing!” to “OMG inadequate!” If not every day, then at least a few times a week.
It’s not designed to make anyone else feel inferior (the amazing) or drained or bored (the inadequate). It’s just life.
We all feel deliriously happy sometimes, in ways that might make other people envious of our lives. We all feel sad and insecure at others, in ways that might make us seem sad and self-pitying.
It bugs me the way social media etiquette seems to demand we pretend otherwise.