We all have bad days. But scientists have found that bad feelings are exacerbated when you read cheery facebook status updates from your friends and assume their life is better than your own.
It turns out that happens a lot more than you might think.
The first set of experiments on this subject revealed that people consistently underestimate how often other people have negative emotions, while overestimating how often they have positive ones. In other words, everyone assumes that everyone else is happier than they actually are.
The next study found that people who always think other people are happier than they are were less satisfied with life and felt they had more problems than the normal person.
So what’s the solution to this problem? Well, for one, everyone needs to understand that just because your friends may seem happy on the outside, they’re likely to be just as lonley and insecure as you are.
The next step? If you’re feeling down about your life, DON’T READ FACEBOOK STATUSES! Go workout! It will make you feel better! We promise!!
Taking to her private Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old reportedly wrote:
"I felt embarrassed and sad. And old. We're getting old. But in all seriousness; I felt sad because music is supposed to inspire. It saved my life. This trash won't save any kids life… In a world that is even scarier and with lives still worth saving, who will stand up and have soul? Disenfranchised to say the least. Let down by my industry and peers. Beside Macklemore and Pharrell and Bieber(pre-sob fest) and The Weeknd, Tori Kelly was dope too. The rest was gross and embarrassing and hard for this aging pop star to believe."