Is Your Fear of 'Missing Out' Keeping You From Real Happiness?

As someone who loves social media, I surprised myself when I decided to take a break from it for a while. I started to notice that I was so hyper-focused on the achievements of those around me, that my own life started to seem dull and unimportant. I was focusing so much on the happiness of others, and less on the blessings that I was receiving daily from Heavenly Father. I had read articles about how we only show the best part of our lives on social media and how we can’t compare ourselves to others because of what they post.

I stumbled up this Elder Holland quote that helped:

"One observer has written: ‘In a world that constantly compares people, ranking them as more or less intelligent, more or less attractive, more or less successful, it is not easy to really believe in a [divine] love that does not do the same. . . . Most “thou shalt not” commandments are meant to keep us from hurting others, but I am convinced the commandment not to covet is meant to keep us from hurting ourselves."

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