Where do you get your feeling of self-worth? What gives you the sense of purpose and fulfillment in your life? Is it your family? Your friends? Your work? Your contributions to society through any number of communities? All of these are worthwhile. But I’m afraid. I’m afraid that there is a constant struggle to find your value in the right places and for the right things. Social media should not be how you identify yourself. The number of likes you have on Facebook, or followers on Twitter do not define you. These are false indicators of real life. They are nothing more than numbers on a screen. Real life is where you should find your value. Real connections with real people.

You can try to tell me that you connect with people online and social networks have made your world a better place. While I understand the convenience of connecting with a friend around the globe this is not an excuse or a replacement for spending time with people in real-life. You are more than your connections defined by some computer program. You are more than any digital screen. Don’t measure your value or draw your sense of self from your social network connections.

I like this video and recommend you watch it. Ask yourself if you need a change. I know I do.