Auntie Karen says that you can’t judge yourself by anyone else.
You can’t get into someone else’s life. You only see what they want to tell you about it.
If you’re on Facebook or some of the other social media, probably all you hear about is the good stuff. If you’re going through the blue funks, it’s a little difficult to tolerate all that ooey gooey success. It’s kind of like getting one of those Christmas letters. You know the ones. Everybody is always brilliant and doing something magnificent while your child is having trouble graduating from high school and you’ve just been diagnosed with shingles.
The TRUTH is that everyone has dark nights of the soul. Auntie Karen knows this from personal experience. You’re just going to have to take her word for it. Every person alive has times when she stares up at the ceiling and wonders what the hell she’s going to do about her life.
Auntie Karen does not remember who said this, but the expression is something about most people living lives of quiet desperation. However, Auntie Karen thinks that that comment was probably made prior to Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat or selfies in general. Now most people are living lives of comparative narcissism. Auntie Karen has never seen so many bathroom mirrors in her life, not to mention bare boobs and twerking derrieres. And fish faces. Guppies around the world are sighing in envy.
Auntie Karen knows another TRUTH. When you compare yourself to anyone else, you are asking for misery. Yes, she has dropped her drawers and done the same thing and it’s always come back to bite her.
She can’t help but remember that COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS. It really should be a eleventh commandment: Thou Shalt Not Compare.
You know that Auntie Karen believes that she’s the Oracle of all wisdom. However, she sincerely hopes that you take this advice. You’ll thank her later.