Likes, Followers and Fame

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Quora, the list goes on. 11 out of 10 people I know are active on some popular social network.

Do you know what all these people have in common?

The hunger for fame.
Well, that is sure to not go well with many if the people out there. Most of them don’t crave the attention, they say. Most of them had a time. Most of us have had a moment, when you get a like count higher than your previous record, and the feeling is just bliss. This continues until the followers run into thousands followed by the like count. Likes, upvotes, friends, followers; your virtual army.

But this measure of fame, does it become a bane to the others? The ones who still live with a meagre amount of likes and followers. Once one of friends created an Instagram account with the sole objective of having a thousand followers. Sounds funny, but he was damn too serious and emotional about it. He puts up average content but hasn’t been able to make the break yet.

I personally frustrated when I look at the people who use the quickest ways to gain fame, sleaze being the worst. But then its being the green-eyed monster or the ever jealous, nosy neighbor; it’s their life and they made it. Kudos. Though it is a disappointment to all the decent folk who work hard to get this fruits of success from the audience.

But on a serious note, aren’t we addicted to this rat race for fame?