How do you not get swayed away by opinions or get influenced by others? Be it in real life or social media? I do not have much problem with my reality around me.It does not seem glamorous as shown in social media But many a times I get influenced by social media and movies.I do have this problem which I try to overcome but keep failing.I quit fb and Instagram which seems like a relief but again that’s never a solution.One can watch it like an audience and then not get affected by it but I do. Also..today being a Sunday I watched an old romantic movie of Maddy @Rihana (I have to tag you when I mention maddy ) The movie is “Minnale” ..In Hindi “Rehana hai tere dil main”.. The movie is so romantic and it stirred certain emotions.My life with my hubby has always been practical,never had an love story before my wedding and after seeing that movie..I started to feel I missed out on something. Same with horror genre or drama genre..I get so affected and negative for the next few hours. If I see friendship movies..I start to miss out on having good friends If I see family movies..am not even going to go there! so it’s like this..If I see Instagram that’s the worst thing..The gorgeous outfits, the beautiful locations,the happy smiles are enough to put my mind to a whirlwind. I shut off everything and when am in reality..it is very normal and sometimes Am in my early 40’s and suddenly felt..Is this all is there to life! After seeing some India vacation pics in Fb..I started to miss out on India. Here everything is the same,no theme restaurants,chat food on the streets,crowd, people speaking out language,even sounds of traffic,the beautiful temples,beaches,movie theatres where the crowd gives a different vibe etc.Nowdays..lot of beach resorts and there is so much variety. Again shut off Fb..and I came back to reality.So quiet!! I can’t shut off and on anymore.. I want a fun environment with lots of people and I want to get lost in that Crowd.Maybe if am lucky..make some good friends like the college days and go out to the malls or good restaurants.Wish I was in Chennai.Every weekend I will go to my mom’s place .I will have short trips once in two months..I miss all of that big time!!! It is absolutely not the same here..Suddenly felt if life is getting wasted! In the pursuit of greener pastures..what am I doing here leaving my family and friends?? So many feelings arose watching YouTube videos of Chennai and some insta pics of my friend’s. I get very swayed by social media and movies..One of my reasons of coming abroad is after seeing the locations in movies..yeah I admit I don’t lack anything in life.Good spouse and kid, decent finance and good health.I am usually content but have to admit it is very hard to life a robotic life and not having your parents or good friends by your side.. just sharing ..