I was fortunate last year to be gifted a particular expensive and popular item of technology by my boss (she gave them to all staff). I posted on Facebook about how excited I was about it and also made some joke about "I guess I'd better work harder now!" or similar. Lots of my friends liked it. One guy however posted a comment that came across really sarcastic, it was along the lines of "Nice for you?" or similar (but it definitely wasn't a question). It made me wonder if I'd come across as boastful, like "Yeah, I've got this awesome thing! I'm so cool!" or somehow was rude.
I know that yes, it's my status, I can say what I want and all that. But do you think it was inconsiderate? Where is the line between celebrating good fortune and being boastful?
I've had a rough decade or so in a variety of medical, mental health ways etc. But overall my life is pretty cool. And this year, I'm having the BEST year. Lots of good things are happening to me. I'm happy. And I've noticed that good news gets much more attention - whenever I post something nice on FB I get lots of likes and happy comments. Examples such as celebrating my wedding anniversary and how awesome DH is, or excited about a trip somewhere or having a nice visitor from back home come here to stay. I don't think I'm overly boastful but it is something I wonder about. Is the incessant good news person as annoying as the incessant whinger? (I don't think I'm incessant - there's normally a week or two in between each of my updates!) Are there things that it's uncool to be *too* happy about? How much respect should I show for those who might not be having such a good year?