A netizen posted a story stating that there are many people who post online stating that they earn over S$20,000 but are still unhappy with their life.
This is known as soft bragging.
Here is the story:
Can I just tell those ppl who post online that they earn 15k/20k but are still unhappy cos their “friends” earn 30k/40k that I CANNOT RELATE, like AT ALL?
I am just a humble uni grad earning 4k+ working multiple jobs, barely managed to pay off school loans, and after paying rent, food, transport, bills, insurance, taxes, misc (add up to 2k-3k) I can barely save/invest some of the balance. Like that shouldn’t I just go to the tallest building in sg and just leave?
Here we are having to count every single dollar we spend, u guys literally do not have to worry about finances at all with that kind of income, but instead still unhappy about it?? Really first a world problem in a first world country sia… zz
Here are what netizens think:
- The younger you are, the more you want to compare. You compare based on income, material things, social status etc.But once you get older, you will realize that all these are superficial. You will realize money can’t actually buy happiness.Happiness is free…But most people take free stuff for granted.
- Higher pay higher financial commitment
- Alot of them come here n humble brag are really mentally retarded questions n mostly trolling.
- yah sometimes I wonder what is a typical salary for a grad… here everyone seems to earn 15k+++