Why are we in a constant need of attention?
This question keeps arising in my mind in context with ‘Facebook’. I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook, in that i love to hate Facebook and its purpose.
It is making our ability to know ourselves, our strengths, weaknesses deeply rooted in having other people acknowledge it, and without which we feel that we are socially awkward.
It has become desirous to have the most liked photos and status’.
We have become so addicted that instead of enjoying the moment, we end up posing for a Facebook profile picture. And it doesn’t stop there, we click and re-click because the previous one wasn’t good. Good-for-what?? To get likes and comments? Is that how we have turned out to be? Is that the only point of our meet-n-greets, trips, holidays?
We end up posting pictures and updates and waiting for our friends to like it, comment on it, and once that happens, only then are we satisfied that that trip/meet-n-greet/etc was a success.
We seem to have forgotten to be happy about what and where we already are and instead started focusing on what people think about us.
Sometimes, when I’m in a mutinous mood I have this urge to simply delete my profile. What makes me stop, you ask? Well, mostly the need to validate my existence! No, but seriously, i am trying to cut down on my usage by reducing the number of photo uploads, posts, etc. Hope i can keep at it!