I see posts on blogs, on facebook, on twitter, etc., and I find myself asking, “do you think anyone cares?”
What is it that makes people think that others care what their dog just did in the back yard or that their kid went to the bathroom, or that your family is in Hawaii, or whatever it is.
What happened in our culture that we are suddenly obsessed with telling everybody everything about our lives, or just as bad, that we scour social media for hours looking into the lives of our so-called “friends”? Seriously, is there no privacy anymore?
I really do not understand this … well, not sure what to call it other than a phenomenon.
I wonder if there is some correlation to the outbreak and seeming obsession our culture now has with reality television. We are a nation of voyeurs enthralled by the lives of others. We see women arguing and fighting like children, we see kids acting like barbarians, and we watch with great intensity as they become “celebrities” overnight. We are in their homes. We are in their personal space. Not sure which is worse, the fact that we watch or the fact that they want to put themselves on display like that. And these idiots become millionaires as a result … are you kidding me?
We are in a strange place, and I don’t like it. Social media is cool if you share news or if you use it for posting good stories or for a business or to share information, but to simply share your personal status is, well, just as sad as the reality television that has ambushed cable television.
The next time you want to post something about your cat or your baby, ask yourself, “do you think anyone cares?”