NOT in it for the LIKES
by Ron R. Lacson
“I’m NOT in it for the LIKES.” I heard the phrase from Bill Maher (American political satirist, writer, producer, political commentator, etc.) when he delivered a keynote address at UC Berkeley Winter Commencement. What about you? Have you ever heard that phrase before?
Nahhh. Maybe not. And if even you have, I bet it wasn’t very often. Why? …. well… because almost everyone wants to be liked; or wants ‘LIKES’; or needs ‘LIKES’; or likes ‘LIKES’; or yearns for ‘LIKES’. It’s like each individual likes to live life with full of ‘LIKES’ and could not like life without ‘LIKES’. Confusing? Or are you now beginning to LIKE where this article is leading you into?
Let’s examine ourselves for a while. Let’s start with Facebook. Alright, why do you post things – photos, quotes, status, comments, etc. – on FB? Why do you post statements like ‘I’m feeling fantastic (or lonely) today’? Why do you post what you ate for breakfast, or which place you had your vacation, or how you’ve taken your bath, or which book you’ve just read, or what brand of toilet paper you’ve just used?