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I am not quite sure whether or not people really read all of these search engine optimized pieces of content that want to teach us how to become a better person or how to attain a certain type of status, such as being successful, intuitive, motivated, highly achieving and so on.
What astonishes me every time is the amount of shares this kind of content gets. The above mentioned piece of content for example has already more than 12k+ shares on Facebook.
But why do we actually share this kind of content with others, with our social network? Did clicking the share button of such a type of content replace experiencing and putting effort into things and reflecting about life?
To me it seems that by sharing this kind of content we want to tell our network that we are on track to becoming successful, motivated, highly achieving, that we are at peace with ourselves and our environment.
Most importantly we can tell everyone that we are truly and deeply reflecting about our lives, even though the reality might look quite different. But we are at least sending some kind of signal.
It seems that hard work and reflecting about life was replaced by simply sharing content that just talks about it. It reminds me of the lyrics from a famous German pop artist called Cro and here is how it goes:
“You (talking about his dad) had to book a flight and sit in a tent and we can now jet around the world through YouTube and Facebook.”
I guess what we have to recognize is that all of this, let’s call it “outside noise” of becoming a better person isn’t really helping us to find our own path.
It’s only by going out there, experiencing and trying out all kinds of different things that we will be able to become the person that we feel we might need to be or should be.
P.S.: In case you are looking for the five things highly normal people do, just take a look at yourself and embrace these things because that’s the first step to take on the journey to becoming the person you want to be. It's not about reading what others do.