There’s something that I’ve noticed on Facebook. When you’re sad and depressed and if you write something to that effect, people are all over you. Then you start to get happy, the less then you hear from people. It might be just me? I don’t know if anyone else has noticed it? The only way you seem to get attention from people again is if you post like a selfie of yourself when you look all fabulous. I don’t mean the people that like everything because they want to sleep with that person.
I’m not saying people revel in others misery, but do you think that people almost want people to be upset, because it makes them feel better about their own lives, or at least makes them appreciate their life more? When they see that someones happy, what’s the point, almost?
I have been noticing that I get a lot more attention when I’m sad and don’t know what to do, whereas when I write happy post. Especially when I write about conquering something to do with my anxiety, or even just improving with something…It’s nearly zippo.
I’ve stopped caring so much about it, but it’s really incredibly frustrating. On one hand it’s great that people want to be there for you. But I want to celebrate my happy moments and the moments where I realise how far I’ve come. I don’t want to be miserable to get people to notice me.
Is it incredibly selfish of me, to want this?