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Facebook Makes You Inferior?

ceria | mochamad yusufMy last Friday I have been read a magazine (not known). There is a column that made me surprised. The author of writing stating inferiority after joining Facebook. Really?

By: Mochamad Yusuf*

This author became inferiority after seeing old friends is now different. They are already traveling abroad, the picture that shows they are in the famous tourist places. They are already rich because their pictures taken they next to a luxury car. Became known for pictures taken with famous people.

This inferiority feeling make she write on Facebook. It turned out that not only her who has that feeling. Many also have feelings like that. It looks from the comments and the incoming message. The author feels she and her friends who make inferior, are the same situation at school in last time. In fact, she helped her/his lesson, because he/she was stupid and lazy.

Do you also has experience this feeling?

Actually we do not know how you feel or their really situation is. Is it true that they like what we think of the photos we see on Facebook that? What we see is only the outside. Like the proverb says, “The neighbour grass was greener.”

We do not know though for us they feel more happy, or perhaps more successful than we are by looking at the pictures. But that does not mean they are also happy and successful as it looks.

I once saw a school friend of the photos showed her a success. The photos were in place outside the country. In fact, she took a picture with foreign friends. But I’m trying to find family pictures, but I did not find. I was curious and I asked her, the answer turns out she’s not married.

Although strange to me, because she pretty like that, but I did not ask further why not a family, too. For me, I feel more complete than him, although I’ve never been went to other countries, like her.

So how do we behave with their ‘wealth and success’? I just humbly ask them for the key to success. Who knows what we can follow. Minimal or inspire future reference if we need more detailed information. Often because of our ignorance, so we did not succeed as it should.

For example: I’ve always wanted to write and publish books. But my imagine, make it very difficult. Until I met with a school friend. He gives me inspiration and guidance, even the encouragement that I can seem. Even he is the author of bestseller books. Therefore then I can have my own book.

If not able to follow him/her, believe me we are still the most fortunate people in the world. Because it is still grateful. With grateful you will find many pleasures that you just might have. Others do not. In addition to gratitude, we will go through life with a cheerful and enthusiastic. [TSA, 12/1/2010 at dawn]

*Mochamad Yusuf is a senior IT consultant, public speaker, radio host, lecturer and website & software developer at SAM Design, Actively writing and his books have been published, “99 Jurus Sukses Mengembangkan Bisnis Lewat Internet”. You can follow his activities on his personal website,, or in his profile Facebook,

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