I often make posts clowning the extreme lengths people go through for acceptance and attention on social media networks, but it's really not a laughing matter, The need in this day and age for Likes, Retweets, Thumbs Up, Views, and Reblogs are ridiculous. People will literally embarrass themselves, make themselves look like complete idiots just for the appeal of getting noticed.
I don't exactly know why this is the way it is or why this has became the thing to do.
I seen a dude write a long speech because he was reaching his 3,000th follower on instagram, he was extremely proud of this achievement, whilst reading this passage I came away with the understanding that nothing else in the world he had achieved so far in life was bigger than that moment
When did social network acceptance become extremely desired?
Humans will become slaves for the most ridiculous things, I know there is always that notion that if you don't like it just ignore it or the "Why do you care what someone else is doing?", I really don't, it's just that I wish so much more for our generation, there is way more better things you could exert your energy towards instead of thinking of the next way to get 500 "likes"
In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. In an era when high school stars were forgoing college hoops in favor of the potential multi-million dollar contracts promised in the NBA draft, Lenny was supposed to be the next superstar. He had the world at his fingertips. But over a decade later, while his peers are taking home MVP awards and championship trophies, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. What went wrong?