Really, this is a commercial for Smartwater, but it’s funny as hell. We look at someone’s life from afar and think what it must really be like. She seems so glamorous. So beautiful. So perfect. Is there anyone else in your life you think that way about?
We often look at other moms and think how perfect that person appears. She always has her hair done, dresses neatly for work and is always on time. “How can I feel so frazzled when she seems to have it all under control?” What you don’t see is the fact that she drinks wine every night. She fights with her husband constantly because she resents that she feels like she does all the work. She feels completely frazzled and out of control on the inside, so she presents the perfect looking person on the outside.
So we need to remember to not judge a book by its cover. And, more importantly, not to judge ourselves by the book cover we see on other people. It’s often just a facade, not the actual truth.