Life is NOT a competition

Monday 22 April 2019

I repeat, and I cannot stress this enough, life is not a competition. Just a warning, this post will be a little different to my other posts and fairly similar to my Jealousy: A How To Guide that I published a while back. There are a lot of similarities between this post and my previous post, but suddenly this competition attitude/ culture has sprung from no where and it seems as if everyone is competing against one another.

I see it all the time, splashed over social media and in real life, people trying to one up one another to make themselves feel better about whatever they're going through in their life. I get it, people go through shit and there has to be a coping mechanism but surely there's a healthier and less mentally destructive way to do so?

Life is about living, and taking every opportunity that comes to us with passion and vigour. We should support our friends and family and likewise we should hope that they want to support us back. One upmanship and genuinely trying to belittle someone's achievements is not a friendship. It's destructive for both parties.

Why can't we just be genuinely happy for one another? What is so wrong about being supportive? Why is that if someone get's a new top someone has to go one further and get the shoes too? Actively throwing it in the already satisfied top buying person's face. Like they've fallen short? Stupid example, but you know what I mean. This example is about something insignificant- but people are going to the extent of life events/ holidays/ general happiness feelings and it's going too far!

Some even go as far to essentially have a 'busy' off. I'm more busy than you blablabla. We are all busy Susan, just get on with it and stop adding a competition onto our already busy lives.

This tweet sums it up so accurately it genuinely hurts:

Quite frankly I'm tired of the competition attitude, it's draining and I don't have time to dedicate to feeding it. To quote mean girls, 'I wish we could all get along like used to in middle school... I wish I could baked a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy...'.

So let's quit the bullshit and support each other.

Anyone else experienced this? Anyone else just tired now?

I'd love to know- and at least I wouldn't feel like I'm the only one!

XOXO Molly

1 comment

  1. There are a lot of people like this out there, it can be frustrating and draining! I find this as tends to go alongside the humble brag, which is beyond irritating. Hopefully, this isn't something that you'll continue to notice!

    Lauren :) x


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