Manuel Moreale’s recent post on Celebrating Failure resonated with me. I’ve read it a few times now.

You can ingest only so many success stories before starting to feel bad for not being one of them. It’s partly why social media mostly sucks. It’s performative. Everyone is showing the best parts of their lives while the shitty moments are kept private, away from public eyes.

At times I feel as though the online world shows so much of the celebratory fun and fireworks - holding a hand up to recognize that I get sucked into doing that. But perhaps sadly, life isn’t always about celebration. There is grind, suck and failure.

If I don’t share failure or struggle, some comes from wanting to keep things private, other comes from shame.