All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

Hey guys,

It’s been a while since I’ve done a specific “topic” type post.  My life has been on a constant rush and I have been trying to find inspiration to write.

Today I would like to talk about the cliche idiom that I’m sure you have all heard before.

“All that Glitters Isn’t Gold.”

What does that mean to me? What does that mean to you? Why is that so?

Competition is a healthy human attribute. However, comparison is the enemy of progress.

In all honesty, it is OK to find motivation to do better based on what your peers are doing.

For example, if your friends are making good grades, eating healthy, getting jobs, and so forth, it would be quite silly of you to not want the same things for yourself.

Hopefully, you are in friendships with healthy competition to motivate each other to do great.

Here’s when the dangerous part comes in.

If you are constantly wishing to live someone else’s life and you are being envious of them, you need to reevaluate some things.

I repeat, all that glitters isn’t gold.

We live in a society that loves social media, vlogging, and posting about the highlights of our lives. This can often skew our perception of how great others lives actually are.

For example, how many times have you scrolled through your timeline to see a picture of a couple with the hashtag #RelationshipGoals?

This same couple may be arguing every night or going through financial woes. If you base your desires on the images from social media, you will end up only looking at the surface level picture.

Another example could be comparing your bodies to models.

They may appear thin and delicate, but some have gone through extreme measures to get to that point. Others, actually wish they had more curves to fill in their dresses.

The grass is not greener on the other side.  Some people would wish they had the same problems that you have.

I am learning to be content with my situation.  My life and the things that I go through are set and ordained by God for me.

My advice is to stop looking at the “gold” that others have and start looking at your own treasures.

You are valuable beyond compare.

That’s all I have to say for today.

Stay Blessed,

Abisola