TikTok trend explained: Living my dream

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It sucks to see someone living your dream, so why not post about it on TikTok?

A sound being used on the platform recently is letting users vent their frustrations over someone achieving something they're desperately working towards or find difficult themselves.

Ironically, since the video has gone viral, the poster has seen someone else live her dream, with her since sharing a video fuming that another TikToker user stole her sound and has not given her credit.

The TikToker let off her frustrations in a now-viral video. Source: TikTok
The TikToker let off her frustrations in a now-viral video. Source: TikTok

What is the trend?

TikTokers use a short clip of a woman progressively sounding more frustrated, saying: "How, does it feel to live my dream," a woman says, before letting out a scream.

Using this, they will film a clip of themselves with a caption of something they wish they had, for example, being good at maths, not having social anxiety, or have the ability to do certain things.

Most people mouth along with the words and their dream is written above them.

Where does the trend come from?

The clip that went viral was posted by user lulushootsifer on October 2.

In the clip, a woman mouths along to the sound with "pov: you have a sibling that doesn't tell you secrets," written on the screen.

However, another user came out recently claiming the audio is hers and she hasn't been receiving credit for it, with a lot of the sounds credited to lulushootsifer or just "TikTok user".

"I don't know how else to say this but I'm kind of upset," user Lexy Grasty explained in a video.

"If you don't know me... that is me," she says, showing a still from the viral video.

"I don't mind if people are using my sound," she continues, saying she loves people using them and finds them hilarious.

"I just don't like how someone has taken that video and is acting like it's them. That is not you."

Ms Grasty then pulls up lulushootsifer's page saying they've used multiple clips of hers.

"I've asked you for credit multiple times," she said.

"They didn't give me any credit and it's my video. Please stop stealing my content."

Biggest videos of the trend so far

The original videos aside, some of the more popular clips have upwards of 300,000 likes.

So next time you have something you want to get off your chest, do it with the help of TikTok.

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