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MAN ASKED WHY HIS PEERS IN SG SEEMED TO BE DOING WELL AND RICH

I’m 30M and I look around my peers many are doing so well on Instagram, having meals at expensive restaurants, buying branded cars, frequent holidays, gym membership, expensive weddings, $1m+ condos.

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They aren’t holding high-paying jobs like lawyers or doctors or bankers, can’t help but to make me wonder how they have all these things and I am feeling really inadequate.

Does anyone share the same thoughts?

Here are what netizens think:

  • Dont need to compare with others. Find peace and happiness with what you have, be content. They may have all these material wealth, but you dont see the huge liabilities they racked up just to service the loans for house, car. There will always be someone earning more than you. And someone who will earn more than that person, and so on. Lead a meaningful, healthy life. Comparison is the thief of joy.
  • Keyword is Instagram. Anyway don’t compare and u won’t feel inadequate. Sometimes happiness is not found in these.
  • This. That’s why I stopped using my Instagram main account lol. I always tend to compare myself to others and in the end I only have feelings of envy and inferiority. Of course this doesn’t mean I hate my peers or what la, that would just be selfish. They deserve their success and I wish them all the best. The problem lies with me after all. Currently using alternative social media accounts just to keep up with everyday news and discussions like Reddit haha.
  • Is rare for people showcase their failures and challenges they face on social media, especially in reputation and capitalism loving country like Singapore. Nobody is going to post “I have been eating cai png for 2 years straight in order to save for my European holiday.” or “My account savings is currently is in the 4 digits range but I’m gonna YOLO myself a 2 weeks holiday in New York! #life #travel #livingthedream #blessed “
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