We live in a self-absorbed society. In a world of self-promotion, it’s as if we are in competition with every other person on the planet. We live out our lives online in order to seek fulfillment or sympathy. Rather than looking to create a meaningful life, we desire the instant gratification of a ‘like.’
There seems to be a constant desire for internet fame, or any fame if we can find it. We live out a fake persona of ourselves with a hope of being discovered and thrown into a grandeur life of meaning and acceptance.
Unfortunately, this type of thinking is flawed. We can spend a lifetime chasing a fruitless reality. We look to be validated by people we don’t even know or possibly never meet, all the while ignoring those closest to us.
Social media isn’t completely useless. It can have a purpose. However if our only relationships are online, we are heading down disastrous road of compulsive behavior.
Life is more than your phone. It is more than your computer. It’s more than a ‘like.’