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Most people feel just as boring as you do
Joshua Gross’s post Nothing is Quite What it Seems struck quite a nerve for me:
In this world of constant communication, it’s easy to feel as though everyone else’s life is amazing, while you’re still sitting there eating cereal in your underwear.
Of your 2,000 Facebook friends and 300 people you follow on Twitter, it’s inevitable that some small percentage are doing something interesting at any given moment.
Looking at it the other way around, though, the vast majority of people are sitting around wondering why they seem boring, just like you.
As a father to a 3-year old, I feel particularly boring these days as the exotic photos fly by on Instagram. Joshua’s post reminds me of Sherry Turkle’s phrase “Who will hold a brief for the real?”, which I referenced in this post.