Don’t rain on my parade!


More often than not, you find people disliking you because you are more successful or happier than they are. Maybe because they seek the things that you have in your life and, in turn, they develop a bitter perspective towards you. You don’t really take notice of the fact that they just want to “rain on your parade” and dampen your high spirits. I mean, somehow, most tend to think that by making someone else feel bad about their life, they will magically feel better about their own life. In the end, they just want to pull you down to their level to make their life seem not as bad.

“Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?”
Sean Covey

It’s simple really, a major reason why they do this is because they are envious or jealous of you. Think about it, who wouldn’t want to be successful. Who would want to have the best.. to be the best. Whenever they see you successful, some might be happy for you, others might be jealous, or even a mixture of the two emotions. Contrary to popular belief, most people don’t want you to become successful, they want you to stay in the same league as they are. Honestly, the best thing to do when this happens is to just ignore them, as hard as that may be, and just remember that they might be hurting or struggling with something in their lives at the moment.

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”
Bette Midler

To those who find themselves being bitter about successful people: I’m not encouraging this kind of animosity or hatred at all but I understand how sometimes it’s really difficult to be happy for someone else when you are, personally, not doing as well as you would want to in your own life. Just keep in mind that there isn’t anyone in this world who is not cripplingly sad about something. So before you open your mouth, remember that they are human and have bad things in their life too.




Instead of hating someone because they are happy or successful, find a way to channel those negative energies into inspiration for you to further improve your life and get to where you want to be. Nothing positive truly comes from being an envious person however, by using your feelings to motivate yourself, you can make something out of it. Don’t ever think that you are incapable of the sort of success you see other people with. Yes, it may sound cliché, but I’m a firm believer in the fact that you can do anything that you put your mind to.


Well that’s all for today, so thanks for reading and I’ll see you all again next week!


Here’s the song that inspired this post:


2 thoughts on “Don’t rain on my parade!

  1. Reblogged this on Everyday Wanderlusting and commented:
    This blog post is seriously so captivating and true. Be you for you and don’t let anyone else “rain on your parade”!! Such a cute blog post to boost your mood and lighten your spirit (: Definitely a good read if you need to boost your morality and look at life in a different perspective!!


  2. Reblogged this on sdrawkcab backwards and commented:
    Whenever I find myself there just has to be someone who tries to make me feel bad about being happy for the success and happiness that I earned. When you work your tail off to achieve your goals, you should let yourself be happy! I agree 100%. Don’t ever feel the need to stoop down to their level because you feel bad for them. YOU are the one that made it to the top and you deserve to celebrate!


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