I really liked this article in Psychology Today. I liked this quote in particular, “Media, including social media, adds fuel to the fire making things so much worse. If you really pay attention to many people’s Facebook posts, for example, and read between the lines of their comments, they are screaming narcissism basically often saying, “here I am being great, having a great time, being with great people, eating great food, and having great thoughts that you all must be very interested in knowing about!”
I do think that social media perpetuates the narcissism culture we’re in right now. I don’t know about you but I don’t have the time with having a day job and all the other things I have to do to spend on Facebook posting about every single thing about my life. Even if I did have the time, I don’t think it’s appropriate. I’m all for comics posting jokes or trying out new material, but posting 10 times a day about random things is just plain self absorbed.
As part of my recovery program I try hard to go from self centered to “God centered.” Having self worth means that you have empathy and care about others. My sponsor always tells me, “pay attention to what makes you happy.” I do feel the happiest when I’m being of service to others and getting out of myself.
So, for those of you who want real self worth, maybe spend less time on Facebook and more time helping people with actual faces.