Are We Creating a Generation of Narcissists? I am going to bring two other posts to you. Click on Tereza for her blog post about this. Check on Keith Ablow for the Fox article I am commenting about in this post.
You can always say your special, but without setbacks in life you don’t learn anything. You have no chance of growing as a person.
The old Soviet Union tried this with only having good news. It doesn’t work. It just delays the fall and makes that fall harder and with more hurt.
There was an old cartoon with the caption with two dogs saying, “On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog.”
It’s true, you can make people see what you want them to see.
As for social media, it didn’t exist when I was a kid. Typing this essay on a laptop computer? I would have seen that as the realm of Science Fiction. In my youth, computers were mainframes.
You were your voice on the the telephone or what you said with your public face; your actions.
OK, I have 3500 friends on Facebook now. If you told me when I first signed up for Facebook, I would have 3500 friends, I would have thought you mad.
Having said that, I figured out I have levels of how often I speak with certain people. All this depends on how one uses social media. For me, it is a tool. I network and try and match people I know hoping they will have mutual benefit from each other.
I also use Twitter for networking. I guess you can use all these to feed your ego. How do you bring all this to a healthy way of raising kids, I cannot tell you. The social media is here to stay and a tool, like any other tool.