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22-02-2016

This Homeless Boy Sits On A Bench Next To A Rich Kid. A Second Later, His Nightmare Comes True

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If you are completely honest with yourself and take a minute to look inward, you may find that sometimes, you can feel jealous. When looking through photos posted by friends on social media of their latest vacation to the Greek Islands, for example, it can make you a bit envious. When you read comments that say, “Amazing! You definitely deserve it!”, you’re also happy for them, but it’s easy to begin thinking to yourself, “Why not me? What am I doing wrong? I need a vacation, too”. These feelings live deep within us and are actually quite normal. Despite these feelings coming from a very natural place, it sometimes helps to gain perspective and take a look your ourselves. This four minute video will certainly help you do just that!
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The Grass Is Always Greener

Like the boy in the video, we have all felt that familiar feeling of jealousy creep over us. In life, it’s often that case that the grass seems greener on the other side. In his case, the desire to fit in by getting the latest fashion and new shoes was enough for him to want to be someone else entirely. From the outside, looking in, the other young boy on the park bench seemed to have it all. In this metaphor, he had the shoes and clothes that the other boy had always wanted. But judging someone else’s life with just your own eyes can be deceiving. We never truly know what is going on in someone else’s life, even if they make it seem like they’re living in a dream. Social media is a perfect example of this false reality. When we see a couple’s vacation photos from a tropical destination, we assume they have it all. We see the pictures of them having fun, smiling and enjoying themselves in the sun. CONTINUE ON THE NEXT PAGE...
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