Facebook making people jealous and vain!

Have you noticed how facebook makes people jealous of others and also make them feel vain? Let's start with jealousy. One  may feel it creep in as you watch other people's Facebook wall, looking at their pics, vids, current activities, and anything that is comparable to your life. It's funny how we stare in awe at times (on how great their life has become) but at the same time disgusted -- even hopeful for a misfortune to fall upon them to cease them achieving what they have. This is quite toxic and let's admit, I think everyone feels the same way (sometimes). However, what i see here is that we are experiencing some side effects this so-called top notch social networking.

Did you also know that vanity is highly related to jealousy? We try to post pictures of us getting high, traveling across lush places, or pictures of us with our guys or girls in fun parties, while pigging out, and everything else that (including weird stuff) just serve to get us attention. Most often than not, we do these acts of vanity to show the world that we can beat those people whom we envy -- and so the cycle a starts... Now albums full of their faces (and by that their only faces) are flooding Facebook like a swarm of flies on a delicious outdoor meal.

This is sick. I don't know if there's a cure for this, but i am kinda sure we are going to continue these things that we do in facebook. There are no guidelines or common rules in social networking after all.

Come to think of it, all of these are not that bad actually. But I just want to say for those who dont know how to control themselves that they should be aware of this. And perhaps, try to stop looking at other person's wall or even your own wall to feel a lot more better. Good luck to all of us and happy Facebooking!

Walking Dreams

Doug Firebaugh mentioned, “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” It is such a wonderful quote that made me think about my dreams and aspirations and of course the future. The world today is a different world. We see a lot of hardships, failures and all those related stuff. Sometimes we worry too much that we forget about our dreams and the opportunity within us and surrounding us. This is bad, people tend to forget, in the end, we question what we are all about. Dreams define people and people define dreams. It is a mystery that we face and we ought not to understand but to feel.

So while I was reading the quote, I realized that I have forgotten some of my childhood dreams, the dreams that were hidden and washed away. I recognized that we need reminders and I’m quite glad that I was reminded about them. Anyhow, the quote reached me and I subtly uttered the words “walking dreams”. I perceived those words as the future or maybe the present (whichever applies). I might not see it in me but I may see it onto others. See, these dreams when they are realized, they come with the person. That’s why when such person had reached his or her dreams, the dream walks with them, or rather they become the manifestation of their dreams and thus, walking dreams.

Someday my dream will walk and to get to that “someday”, I will have to inch my self further towards the realization of those dreams. What I can do right now, however, is to share this thought and urge everyone to follow their dreams and be reminded of how good it is to dream; reminded of how beautiful our childhood dreams were.. Life is a beauty after all. Move further and grow a little inch more. We then live for tomorrow..