Facebook's 24/7 Braggers

Philippines
February 12, 2013 10:52pm CST
What is the most ridiculous post in Facebook that you know are people who are just bragging about their "perfect lives" ? I have a cousin who always post pictures of herself shopping when in fact all her relatives know that her family is buried to debt. I don't understand why these people do that. Share your experience about it please.
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11 responses
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
13 Feb 13
Well, if that is how your cousin's life really is, then her reason fro posting is either she wants to let the world know that she is alright and she is able to buy anything she likes or she just wants to make herself believe that everything is indeed alright. You know how some people would just rather post good things about themselves and not tell anyone how miserable their lives can be.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 13
Yes, you are right. But still there's a difference in letting people know that your life is doing fine, than bragging. I mean, I just laugh when I see those kind of posts on facebook. Like couples who are sweet on facebook, but in real life they are like fighting and the neighbors can hear them, if that's their idea of letting people know the're find, so be it. And this cousin of mine owe my parents some money. She has not paid yet after all these years, and she had the guts to post shopping pics! Lol, that's life!
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
13 Feb 13
Well they are either just crazy or thick-faced people!
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• Philippines
13 Feb 13
Asphalt thick-faced, lol!
@Chico1793 (135)
• United States
14 Feb 13
my little cousin she's 14 and my step niece she is 16. My cousin always posting stuff about her parents and sisters being the B! word to them. one time she posted a picture and captioned it "my mom looks like a dumb!A** in the background" like she makes fun of her parents like in a not so funny disrespectful way. on the other hand, my step niece always posting stuff about my brother and her mom being broke and how she hates her life. she was living with her dad and came to live with her mom because of some problems like when are you gonna be happy they are trying hard to support and your making you and my brothers family and his younger daughters the laughing stock on facebook then she goes crying like your doing this to yourself. i lend my brother money on several occasions to help out but i then realized he would give her some money and she would post on facebook "about to roll a blunt" like you have some nerve i now make sure i purchase the stuff for my brother are you kidding me that money can be used for more food for your family and you decide to get high get out of here. i also caught her messaging "f peter (my brother)" after that i hardly give her a thing i have no respect for her
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• Philippines
14 Feb 13
Kids today, huh! That's awful! Family problems should not be posted on facebook like that, and parents should try to monitor what their children are posting in facebook.
• United States
15 Feb 13
Yeah they always say I'm not a kid anymore but yet they go around doing and saying and posting ridiculous things on the web like look at what you are doing first then come say something
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
15 Feb 13
It's nothing new, people are always bragging about what they have and what they've done. Facebook just gave them a new medium. My cousin always says it's because we are ID, and therefore we want to acquire and show the world that we are moving up. It's primal instinct, goes to show your cousin has not evolved ... :) I am not a big fan of facebook. I maintain an account just to keep in touch with my relatives abroad. I try to keep useless posts to a minimum by tweaking my settings. I am interested in what my loved ones are doing and so I find their updates and photos interesting (even if its just a picture of the dog sleeping). But when its not my loved ones, I just get bored to tears and so I ignore them. So when I know what's going on in your life, it means I love you.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 13
Facebook is a great way to keep connected with your loved ones who live far away from you. However most people do not regard facebook with the same way. And that's sad that bragging has become rampant in facebook. I'm glad that there's many of us here who are not like them. Thankyou TheAdvocate, have a nice day!
@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
14 Feb 13
Sometimes think that people post things to make their lives seem better than they really are. If that makes sense. I know a few people that have to post everything under the sun on their pages and have to wonder why they need everyone to know why they're doing what they're doing. Maybe I'm more of a private person then most. I do think a lot posted on facebook is ridiculous as you said. No one person has the perfect life, but to openly throw it all up on a facebook page either wants to show everyone how fun and exciting their life is or they are creating public life for themselves that they really don't have. Makes a person wonder that's for sure.
• Philippines
14 Feb 13
I have read some article a few months back that these people tend to make up with the flaws in their life in facebook. Things that can't happen or things that they badly want, they make it appear like it happens to them. They pretend to be the ones they want to look like in real life. They do those things to make them feel good about themselves by trying to impress the people around the.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
13 Feb 13
Oh I so agree with you on this. It is so ridulous how they post about everything, bragging about taking this trip and that trip or the new car I just brought. I can't see posting every move you make in your life on facebook. Posting a picture of the great meal you just made. There is so much bragging it is crazy. We brought a new car last year I didn't feel the need to let the world know about it. The best is when they post about how happy they are when you know they are really going through hell. I find that hilarious!! I think so many people are lying on Facebook trying their best to make the world think they have a fabulous life, when in reality it is far from it.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 13
They probably thought that they would gain the respect of all people if they show them that they can afford the luxuries in life.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
13 Feb 13
I have a friend who always brags about what or where he has eaten. believe me its been over a year that i have known him and there is not a day that would go by that he would not have a new post of what he has eaten or gone to. The thing is, he is obese and after a while he would then post some comments about wanting to lose weight. ahhh its just contrasting, because he has to live a healthy live but he eats our every night and has a very bad habit of eating out late at night with friends.. Others are the same, with an officemate before, she has had a lot of travel with her new husband and she posts them in facebook but every one know that each of the travels were on loan - the work offers loans in one of the cooperatives so it was like she was spending too much money just so she could post something in facebook.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 13
That's sad, they do these things to let people know they can afford it.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
13 Feb 13
I'm always irritated by those who constantly post pictures of themselves, in supposedly sexy poses trying to get compliments. I think their self esteem is so low they are looking for ego boosts. Or maybe they are just that egotistical and like to be complimented. And it's funny, the ones who do this aren't all that attractive.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 13
Facebook is the place where it's easy to get attention, that's why! Thank you for your response friend, have a nice day!
@aqirock (857)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 13
I don't like people bragging on their picture, status etc not just that in game I'm also doesn't like people bragging if they archieve something and bring it all over their facebook, what for? it's just make me sick to the kind of person like this!
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• Philippines
13 Feb 13
Just hide their posts, sometimes I do that.
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
26 Mar 13
Personally, I hate people who are like this. Seriously, why post stuff like this all the time, unless this is the reason why they are always in debt? Seriously, wishing many times there was more time in my days.
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
26 Mar 13
Not sure where this last comment came from. What I meant to write is this their make believe world where they want everyone to think they are OK because these people are trying to cover up that they really are in serious debt because they have never learned to budget or always over spend just to try and make themselves happy.
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
they want to look rich to cover up the fact that they're not, and in reality their life is unimaginable miserable
@leateagee (3667)
• China
6 Mar 13
Is there really a so-called "perfect life"? In my opinion, people who brag or post their activities 24/7 are those who: a. really wanna brag, b. wants to make their friends jealous, c. had nothing to do, d. fb is their only friend, e. jobless, f. I think I'm too hard in them since I cannot access to fb here. Hehehe It's a social site. Let people be people. If you get affected, you are guilty of something. Life is full of fun. Whatever people post there as long as it's theirs let them be.
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
15 Feb 13
My interest in facebook have also waned down due to similar reason. Though not all but some use this to flaunt what they have. I just log in to my account once or twice a week to check the latest activities of my friends and only post to great a very distant friend on special occasion.