In this day and age, you and I see the curated selves of others.
We see what is posted Facebook, but not what is left unsaid.
There are prolific individuals on the web with massive followings and mountains of content…yet many will feel alone, and question their value, worth, or expertise. I am connected to some of these individuals.
They may struggle with depression (the same way anyone else would), they may struggle to pay the bills (despite the number of Fortune 500 logos on their site), they may struggle with their weight or body issues.
They may not be what you perceive.
This is why you should avoid being “star struck.” This is why you should avoid putting people on another level, either higher or lower.
Everyone is fighting their own battles, and struggling under the weight of their own reality. While some are undoubtedly satisfied in their career and seemingly “crushing it,” or “killing it,” they could be miserable in their relationship, struggling with their weight, or insecure about their next paycheck.
This is not to say that life is not a delight, an opportunity, and a beautiful thing. Don’t misinterpret what I mean.
This is merely a reminder not to confuse what you see, with what may be the true reality.