posted on September 04, 2013 18:29 by
Most people have no clue what status anxiety actually is, even though it is these same people all suffering from it. This current hash tag culture is obsessed with caring about what others think, so much so that unless you have the best phone, shoes, car, house etc., you are no one.
Status anxiety is a fear of being thought about by others as less than, based on where you come from and the fear that being financially poor will make you less of a person in other people’s eyes, or even in your own.
We have to stop comparing ourselves with others when it comes to our material wealth and begin to create lives that suit and accommodate our needs and true desires, not fancy. Being trapped in a fancy box, next door to the Jones who constantly upgrade their box every time the TV commercials lure them in for a cannot miss sale or bargain purchase to make them look posher, richer and more important, is pointless and stupid.
Live outside the box and don’t give a fig about what someone else has or aspires to because when we compare ourselves to others we feel smaller but when we give to others less fortunate, and there is always someone, we feel bigger.
My advice is simple, have less stuff to clutter and hide behind and create more exiting experiences that cost nothing but make you really happy.