Today I learned that one in three people feel worse and have lower life satisfaction after checking Facebook, seemingly due to comparing one’s own life with the pictures and status updates of others, which breeds insecurity or envy.
“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.”
Today I meditated for 15 minutes. I did a concentration meditation in which I focused solely on the sensation of air coming in and out of my nostrils, which makes me laugh at the idea of it when I read that over… but it was very calming, an effective way to let go of thinking, and great attention training.
Today I acted kindly by offering to be an official witness for a physical attack threat that I saw and overheard (but that thankfully did not escalate), and by commending the near-victim for handling the situation so well.