Do you like the “likes”?With the hectic lifestyle of people nowadays seldom they get time to observe, appreciate and compliment others. Human beings being emotional characters do desire appreciation and compliments at times from others. After all, they are not robots. Since face to face compliments have dwindled now, some people are diverting themselves towards social media to get their missing share of compliments and appreciations. Hence we find few people uploading their pictures, videos, and content on Facebook and youtube just to get that missing compliments and appreciation in form of likes.
While people may not have time for each other they do have the time for social media and actively post their likes and comments. We see sometimes people do not like to appreciate face to face but enjoy hitting "like" on social media. So we often see people getting happy and satisfied when they get likes for their post on facebook, youtube etc.
But is this a good practice? Can social media likes and comments replace the actual face to face appreciation and compliments? Another question that arises is how authentic are these likes? We often see how people ask their friends and relatives to just hit like button for their post just to increase the counter. On the other hand, sometimes people on social media just casually like and post appreciation comments just out of goodwill because the person who posted is their friend, relative etc.
Should one always feel elevated when our likes counter on social media rises? Aren't compliments given personally either face to face or through a personal message or a phone call better than just hitting the like button?