Someone, somewhere is jealous of you.

Yes, YOU!

According to at least one person, the life you are now living is the epitome of happiness and success.

Perhaps they see your life this way because they don’t realize how many problems you have.

Well, what if I told you that someone, somewhere sees all of your problems as “first world problems?”

How does that make you feel? Does that make you want to laugh at the thought of how absurd their judgments are?

Well, their perception is their reality.

It might be a big misunderstanding to you, but as far as they’re concerned, you’re living the good life.

The next time you’re inclined to assume someone else is “living the dream,” please remember this message:

If others are capable of overestimating your happiness, you’re probably capable of overestimating the happiness of others.



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Know your own happiness

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Professional Optimism

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“The Market” means “you” too

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