My Blog Is (not) Better Than Your Blog
You see this phrase everywhere (only "Blog" is replaced with something like "job", "friend", "dad", "coworker", "car", et cetera) and it has been driving me nuts.
I'm sure if you were a true stalker and went through all of my social media accounts you would probably find an instance where I said something like that but for the past few months I shudder when I see this. As a therapist, I have analyzed this reaction.
We live in a competitive world. Wait, let me repeat that. We live in a SUPER competitive world. I blame social media but that is out of my hands and we are all guilty of comparing ourselves to others. It could be a hairstyle or even a garden but face it, we usually feel like others have something that we want...something better. So it really pisses me off when they try to blatantly state it as a fact.
When I see a picture that someone posts with a caption that says, "My husband is better than yours" I want to scream. First of all, these people are usually strangers that I don't know in real life (IRL for you real online gurus). Second of all, you don't know my husband and if you did, you would know he is a saint and really hard to compare to. Lastly, your husband looks like a big ole' turd and those flowers in the picture are clearly two days away from being dead. You are delusional, obvi.
That was an exaggeration but seriously, why does everything have to be about winning? Would people proclaim, "My body is better than yours"? No, they wouldn't because they would be publicly shamed for being a terrible person.
Imagine seeing this post: "My cholesterol is better than yours". Ha! That would be absurd and we would all have a look on our face that reflects confusion and not giving a damn.
Maybe it's just me that gets bothered by these statements. However, if you agree with my feelings on the matter please comment and let me know that I am not some big weirdo. I've seriously seen at least four of these statements since this morning. Please, please stop fueling this competitive world. Your #keychain is not better than anyones. It's a freaking keychain.
Rant over. Happy Tuesday!