Comparing Ourselves To Others Is Making Us Depressed

Comparing Ourselves To Others Is Making Us Depressed

Comparing Ourselves To Others Is Making Us Depressed
The Meaning of Life Experiment

 
 
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How Society & The Media Contribute To Insecurity

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

— Will Rogers, American Comedian

There are many reasons why the way we live can magnify our insecurities. Mass media makes us compare ourselves to others, it increases a sense of competitiveness, “keeping up with the Joneses”, deriving our self-worth from money, status and power, the list goes on and on. 

And social media is magnifying this effect. 

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