Emotional Currency of Likes and Comments


In the world of social media, a share is worth more than a comment, which is worth more than a like. Each level gives us a slightly higher level of satisfaction; self worth even. They make us feel good. 

But it's a false sense of worth, like a substance providing temporary happiness. The likes and comments are soon spent and we're once again on empty. 

If the currency of social media is just pennies, what could one real, physical interaction with another person be worth? When you say hello to the cashier, to the person next to you in line, try to look them in the eye and let them know you see them. 

Not the usual, flippant acknowledgement of another person's presence; show them you see them. What could that moment of true, physical connection be worth?