Anonymous User wrote:swc65 wrote:If someone did well, be happy for them or don't read their FB. I just don't get it. What is it abut seeing others succeed that makes you so pissed? How can you ever make friends with people if you don't want to share in their triumphs?
People who do well should count their blessings and shut the hell up. We are not talking about discussing something with law school friends, discreetly, when someone asks (IF they ask). We are talking about posting it so that everyone will know -- people who do that are not doing it to tell their family or close friends (who they will tell eventually). They are doing it so that everyone at their law school knows. That is why these people are douches. And by the way, it is not seeing others succeed that makes people pissed. It is seeing others succeed and then fail so hard at being a humble/normal/non-douchey human being. Plenty of people are loved for their success, because they don't rub it in other people's faces like jackasses.
But maybe you're right. I suppose on your theory you could also go up to a homeless person and scream "I have a home! I sleep on a bed every night! Be happy for me!" But if he punched you in the face, I would not be surprised.
No I understand that there is a line and some people cross it. Like I said, putting all your grades is a bit much. No, I am not advocating going up to homeless people and rubbing in their faces. The thing is, if you don't want to read about someone's life, don't go on their FB. Reading their FB status is not the same as them going into your home (even if it happens to a be a box in the park) and yelling at you about their success. But, they shouldn't have to "shut the hell up."