Except if you become an influencer yourself!
Even that, that’s true that an influencer could feel down because he “succeeds less” than another influencer or has less followers (suffers from comparison to others) or critics from society.
Social media are there at the right time:
When I’m bored, when I feel down.
For ex: when I’m bored, I go on Instagram.
Between my subscriptions (cooking or quote of the day or my relatives photos), they show me products or experiences influencers lived because I follow influencers for a type of thing they show, but in some of their other posts, they are sponsored by companies to post a pic with a product, so I got to see it (stories: they put their experience in the first pics, middle or last pics, see a product).
When I check their profile, I see experiences… and -will probably see products.
When I am bored, I feel I lack something and when I buy, I feel I have put something in that hole, like a band aid or I have diverted my boredom.
When I feel down, it is about the same. I see pics of relatives.
So in my case, it wouldn’t make me depressed, because the source of my unhappiness is in the real world that makes me want to go on Instagram to divert my attention, to see people smiling or living incredible experiences.
Insta knows my interest centers.
That’s it! Social group. To go against the social group or codes (implicit or explicit) is difficult.
We need to feel we belong to or be recognized.
I have this question. Imagine you bought the last Iphone, the Louis Vuitton bag, but you don’t have the Porsche. It’s the car you dream of since childhood.
You don’t have enough money.
You have 2 options: take a loan and buy the car of your dream, even if you don’t eat for some days or reduce your coffee shots or work overtime, but you will feel “happy”. Or don’t buy it and you will still dream of it.
How do you pick, according to what type of character you have?
To feel a sense of security or to be part of the group or to upgrade the status, how far can sb go?
I think that external signs come from internal events or feelings that are complex to analyse, without knowing that person’s background or what made him that way.
What do you mean by that?
The survival instinct might kick in before the value of character for some ppl? Or not lol
It depends on the situation.
For ex, my nephew lives in another country, I can’t often see him, so I make video calls. I hope I can see him more.
For us to speak on this forum, I can’t phone call or meet!
But on the other part, computer, phones and mails make us more connected so limits between personal life and pro life have become blurry for me. So yeah, it feels more inhumane, in the sense it has extended my time in front of the screen (alone and not with people I want to meet like friends or family).
Without hierarchy, would it be anarchy? What type(s) of hierarchy?
I’ve never been to India and I don’t know a lot about this country. From what I heard of, people know or learn to know the cast they are born in, because other casts would likely make them remember.