Facebook envy getting you down?

Exodus 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” not even on Facebook!

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Media Credit: facebook.com

Is Facebook making you miserable? A German study suggests that it is. The researchers report that a third of people who visit Facebook feel worse after they do. Reading about other people’s happiness, vacations and successes makes us feel like failures. Comparing the number of Facebook friends they have and the number of Facebook birthday greetings they get compared to us makes us feel unpopular and isolated.

Men are more inclined to use Facebook to self-promote, while women more often use it to stress social successes. Your friends are on Facebook to make you feel bad.

I intend to start writing Facebook status updates about how miserable I am and how awful my children are, just so that I can cheer up someone whose life isn’t as bad as mine.

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