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Always learn: 3 blog posts about envy, sensitivity, and privacy

Wed, Apr 11, 2018 | Read in 4 minutes

“Give some love to three blog posts you’ve read and loved in the past week, and tell us why they’re worth reading.”

Excerpt From: The Editors, “365 Days of Writing Prompts.” iBooks.

To learn continuously has been my lifelong goal. It’s important for me to keep discovering new things and new people who create new things. These were the three blog posts I’ve read recently.

1. A Helpful Guide to Overcoming Envy by Joshua Becker

Envy is such a strong emotion. It’s that feeling you get when you desire something that’s not yours or want to be someone you aren’t. This blog post always helps me beat envy with the right mindset.

I mean, if it’s all about the way you see things, then I guess you should be seeing things in a more favorable way for you. You can’t just accept that people have it either better or worse than you. But you can acknowledge that we all have different strengths and weaknesses that we should be aware and proud of.

I know I can be so envious at times that I forget to be thankful for what I have (which I always underestimate). The mistake to forget that we have our own beautiful lives to look after and talents to cultivate. We have everything we need and we can do so much more with our time if we spend it trying to make ourselves better.

So this blog post by Joshua Becker is a must-read for when you feel hopelessly envious of someone else. It will help you become more loving towards yourself and your life. And it will encourage you to find things you’re grateful for rather than watch out for things you don’t have.

2. Feeling Emotionally Unseen by Lindsay Gibson

During a particularly emotional time, I found this blog post by Lindsay Gibson through a Google search. And it has helped me tremendously.

I am a very sensitive person. I easily take to heart things that people say about me or even things that happen to other people. I get very much affected particularly now during my most pregnant of days. But ever since I was younger, people always told me I had a sensitive heart. And it’s true.

But being highly sensitive doesn’t have to make you the “weaker person.” It doesn’t mean you are weak at all. It means you have a quality in you — an asset, so to speak — that makes you even more in tuned to your and other people’s feelings. And you can hone that and make it your strength.

This blog post made me realize these things and so much more. It changed my way of thinking about being sensitive. It made me stronger, to say the least.

3. What should you think about when using Facebook? by Vicki Boykis

When it comes to privacy, yes, we do get a little paranoid sometimes. What with all the news that’s happening these days, you can’t help but wonder what information has been shared about you already that you didn’t consent to. I mean, just look at the amount of spam that can still get through filters!

Anyhow, Vicki Boykis’s blog post is an informative reminder that nothing you post is ever private. Anything that’s on the Internet is subject to the public eye. It’s like saying you shouldn’t be talking about another person unless it’s something you wouldn’t mind that other person to hear.

To wrap it all up, these blog posts and so much more have helped me become all the more wiser for reading them. When you look for the good in people and things, you will find it. And you will discover that there’s so much to life than just the things you’ve been made aware of. You can also reach out, ask questions, and learn. Always learn!

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