pretentious posers.

Friday, January 11, 2013

doughboy bake shop

i've become an expert at being anti-social lately and i blame it on the weather, lack of time, but i'm also aware of the fact that i'm pretty set in my ways. that comes with getting older right? oh sure, it's a cyclical thing and come spring i'll poke my head back out.

i've been bringing my work to the coffee shop and i always think about the sex and the city episode where carrie calls them pretentious posers. except now we're posing on social media channels, blogs included, and subconsciously comparing ourselves to people we don't even know. who's her face baby is always smiling and what's her name is always dressed in the latest what-have-ya. what's the quote... comparison is the thief of joy?

i've been insanely introspective lately and i promise not to hang out inside my own head too long.

19 comments:

Magda said...

I feel exactly the same way lately. I'm glad I'm not alone..

Anonymous said...

Spot on. Going to take a FaceCrack sabbatical and boorish my soul externally : ) Thanks for the daily muse, Hay x

Jeneric Generation said...

Comparison is the thief of joy. And a waste of time and energy. Yet so tempting...what a cruel joke.

Briana said...

Totally.

Monica L. Shulman said...

I hear you sister. It's tough to step away and shut off all the noise. Hang out in your head as long as you need...as long as you don't trap yourself in there. at least that's what I always tell myself! ;)
x

Victoria said...

Every winter I find myself staying to myself....What's the deal?

erin said...

sigh. me too. is it spring yet?

susan said...

completely true...the environment we live in today promotes that type of thinking, especially social media...sometimes we just need to unplug and clear our minds ;)

Aly Casey said...

I can't hang out in coffee shops for too long--I stare at people and covet their boots and drink way more coffee than should be safely consumed.

Joni said...

"Comparison is the thief of joy". Perfect. Since I've begun reading various blogs, I've found myself becoming so materialistic! I covet that black backpack of yours. And fancy nail polish. And I've entertained dropping a couple of thousand on a nice full frame DSLR, even tho my current camera suits me just fine. I'm training myself to take a step back.

Anonymous said...

A truer description does not exist, "comparison IS the thief of joy". We need to realize that we are all different and to compare ourselves to others will always make you feel worse. Find what makes you special.

domestikate said...

Oh, that is so true. And perfect for the blogosphere. We should all have that written on a banner at the top of our blogs!

Anonymous said...

Nourish! Nourish my soul not boorish (I hope!) Hay

Rebeka said...

I think it's the winter. I start to feel the same way. Then I always have this moment where I'm like I'M GOING TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF ME SCREW EVERYONE ELSE and get super healthy and fit, then spring comes and I LOVE EVERYONE AGAIN! Yay sunshine and beers! Ha. I hope things even back out for you soon xoxo

Greetings from Texas! said...

In high school "posers" were people who shopped at Pacific Sunwear but didn't even skateboard. By that definition, I was a poser. Just wanted you to know.

Kayla Poole said...

Me too. Except, I'm all "everybody sucks even though I know they don't and it's just me being bitter that I have to work and can't sit on my ass in front of my computer all day even though I actually love my job and would probably go crazy and be lazy if all I did was sit on my ass in front of my computer."

moving on. it's friday night. I'm cracking open the bottle of fancy champagne we've been saving and living it up in my sweat pants!

Lisa McGough said...

Perfect quote and daily reminder. Thanks! Have a great weekend.

inspirationlush.com said...

I know exactly what you mean. I've tried to quit Facebook quite a few times for this very reason but I always come back....

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Sarah Link said...

Great post.

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