Although people instinctively believe they are making their own choices, in today’s trigger-laden environment, the opposite is more true. They are unconsciously and reactively operating in a world that was creating for them, not in a world that was created by them.
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Our self-worth is decided by the virtual. Currently, ‘likes’ and comment quantities carry more weight than ever before, and follower count is almost as important as, if not more important than, your SAT score.
The epitome of “being social” in our society today consists of favoriting a tweet, liking a picture, or writing on someone’s wall. What once meant speaking with someone face-to-face or letting another person know how you felt, is now nothing but impersonal words and feelings expressed through the typing of words on a screen and a simple click.