Schadenfreude. The only thing that makes life worth living. Ha ha.
I believe that the modern trend of presenting the idealised you on social media is adding to our depression. Bare envy sits at the root of this problem.
Whether we like to admit it or not, the success of those closest to us brings a mass of conflicting, shameful emotions.
In November 2013, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, poster-boy for popular Toryism and potential leader of the Conservative Party in Britain, delivered the annual Margaret Thatcher lecture at the Centre for Policy Studies, a right-wing think tank. Although his speech attracted comments from left-leaning critics, there has been a stunning silence from his own side…