I never liked being at the center of attention.
Or I never was at the center of attention.
Or I just don’t have what it takes to be at the center of attention.
And I don’t care.
I am usually the type that blurts out my thoughts, simply because I like putting them out there, regardless if people will care or listen. Let’s just say, I am an open book.
And though most people may find that annoying, since my personality is not one to be found “cool” or “in” or whatever with today’s generation, there are those who still listen anyway.
Those who trully utterly care.
Those who trully matter.
My family. My friends.
So I just don’t understand this young person we know in social media, who is quite popular I might say, but has the tendency to post things which ‘it‘ (since I don’t want to hint whether it is a boy or girl) hopes people will like, not simply because it likes to post them. Why or how do I say so? ‘Coz any post that doesn’t reach a hundred likes gets deleted the following day. And I find that sad. Really. Why? Why does it have to do that? Why must/do we do that?
Social Media, as I’d like to think, should be used to connect to people. Not just to crave attention and count likes. So regardless if a post reaches a hundred likes or zero, it shouldn’t matter.
I post because at the time it was my mood, my thought, my experience; and my decision to delete or keep something on my wall should not be based on the number of likes it garnered. It may be perhaps because I simply had a change of mind, or heart too.
But of course don’t get me wrong. A hundred likes or more is always a happy thing. But more than the popularity it associates to, I just simply like the idea that people haven’t hidden me from their news feeds yet — despite me being an annoying TMI or something like that.
Yes, I like it. Not because it makes me feel popular, but simply because to me it means that these people — my family and friends, still care and listen to what I have to say.
And even if they don’t, my low EQ would still post my heart and mind out there anyway. 😉
So before I end my post tonight, let me leave with you with this video that I saw from Ditch the Label’s Facebook page:
And this. From Bright Side and Miss Borderline: