Let me ask you a different question first.
How many of you want to be good so as to be liked by others?
Are you the one who say “Why should I change for others? Let them like the way I am.” Good for you.
Are you the one who say “Yes, I want to be a good person so others like me. Anyway, being good is not bad.”
Well, whichever category you may belong to, its a true fact that people tend to “love” to get “likes”. Be it real life, or in the digital life.
Can I say, more so on the digital world or the so called Social Media?
I see you shaking your heads with a positive YES. I know, you are not alone. Have you ever thought from where do this nature of seeking appreciation comes from? Of course, its not taught to you from external world. Then where from?
It comes from within yourselves. Can’t agree?
Well, have you noticed the new born or the infants?
These young kids, seek to get his/her mothers attention. Does every kind of circus to earn it – cry, dance, shout etc to seek the attention. This habit do not die, and the fact is it grows with one.
Result is, trying to get liked by all the people around. Some excel, most fail. Because, its not easy to be good for ALL.
Let’s take the today’s HOT media – Social Media, Facebook or any other platforms.
Don’t we see people trying to post happy picture of them on their timelines? They post so much that there are many friends among them who become jealous of the kind of life he/she is leading. But only they know how happy they are!
In other words the real people in the real world try to exhibit a happy personality of themselves on the non-real world – social media. The other half which is more than the truth, is hidden or they try the maximum to hide.
Why do you think people want to post only the positive aspects? It is because, they are trying to build good perspective of themselves to present it to the future!
Same like the kids, we do such acts to seek attention from our friends. These attentions are more like appreciation, rewards, a sense of feeling that you are being recognized by your friends.
Every thing in the universe has two sides, positive and negative including YOU, the Human.
Same with Social media too. It has both good and bad. Social media is a rich source of traffic / network for people trying to establish their brands.
But, it could also be filled with dumb users who has nothing to do than simply peeping on others timelines. See others being happy, and get themselves depressed, because they can’t be like others. Seldom they realize that the counter part who posted those rosy picture himself had gone through some miserable times.
Just because he posts pictures of being with a happy face on those beach, does not always mean he is happy doing so. There could plenty of thinking going behind his mind – how to pay the bills for the hotel, how to compensate this money, how to do extra work to compensate for this travel expense etc etc.
Few ways to know you are addicted to Social Media.
The advancement in technology have actually made us lazy. Sometimes being lazy helps!
In olden days you need to get up from your bed, walk into your hall or home office, switch on the PC to login and connect to internet. And then open the Facebook to look at the posts. The laziness in doing this, at least helped to postpone the day to start with Facebook.
Now, everything is right on the bed!!!
Yes, we bought not just the telephone or social media to our bed, but the whole viewers on social media too into our room.
Social media controls when and what you want to do including the sleep routine you would like to have.
Do you see yourselves in this post?
Congratulations! You are successfully addicted to Social Media…
It does not stop here. There are more height of stupidity – commenting hi for a post that says “Comment Hi to see the color change” or “Comment Amen to get luck” etc.
I really appreciate the person who created such post. Because it shows his creativity. knowing that there are innumerable work-less keyboard warriors waiting to respond, its very easy for him to get traffic to his posts and pages.
So, height of stupidity for one is the height of creativity for other!
Two different sides, no?
Decide which side of the coin you want to be associated with – Stupidity? Or Creativity?
For, choice is all YOURS !!!