Something’s been bothering me.
The other day while scanning Facebook, I noticed a sentence (
written by somebody I don’t actually know personally out of my 600 closest, dearest
Seriously, and I’m
not kidding you, it said: “I put in my status about 3 hours ago and nobody “liked” it. I feel like a loser. Now I’m having a horrible day.” 🙁
Initially I thought she was joking, until I read the responses that followed.
She. Was. Not.
How utterly heartbreaking that one’s identity and self worth
could be altered by a simple click of the finger, a simple like or no-like.
Is this what we’re all truly searching for as Sally Field blubbered
in her famous Academy Award speech?
“You like me. You
really like me.”
Is the social media really that influential, powerful, and
dominant that it can manipulate and dictate, like a bully, somebody else’s day to day disposition?
the answer is YES.
We all want to be seen, heard, valued, needed, and
But truthfully, the
social media IS NOT the place where we should be searching for fulfillment, love, validation.
For example, how many
friends you have on Facebook, or how many followers you have on Twitter does
not make you amazing & wonderful.
I mean, like, you could still be an asshole with 5000 followers.
For bloggers, listen
closely, it’s not how many people read
your blog posts, or how many comments you acquire, so stop looking at your stats like it’s the
end of the world.
If you’re doing this, you may be severely disappointed. And if you’re disappointed, you might sell
your soul to the devil, and if you sell your soul to the devil, you might lose the beautiful uniqueness of
your own voice.
Do not be, I repeat, do not be manipulated into writing for anybody but yourself.
For Facebook freaks,
it’s not about how many ‘likes’ you get throughout the day. It’s about how many “likes,’ you get in Real
Life with Real People.
Oh, I do hope you get it.
Because nothing can possibly become a substitute for a
living, breathing, pulsating human being.
—Darling, Reader, Are you LOOKING for love in all the wrong places? What do you think of Facebook & other Social Media sites? xxXx