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Why do so many people constantly seek social media validation about every part of their lives?

Come on we all do it, don't we?
EugenieLaBorgia · 31-35, F
No, we don't all do that - some of us have real lives!
Asificair · M we dont, tho theres an inherent need to be accepted, belong, be part of something, included, some even exclusive. We are social creatures, social media is a readily available media, lazy but mainstream.
Talisman · 51-55, M
[@854658,Asificair] I suppose and agree on the lazy aspect
ArishMell · 61-69, M
"So many" is by no means "we all"!

Those who do must be very shy or so lacking in self-confidence or real interests in life, that they need considerable moral support from distant, anonymous strangers.

I am rather shy and I do use SW though abjure utterly sites like Facebook (mainly because I know its purpose); but thanks to varied interests I have sizeable circles of friends and acquaintances I meet in real life.

I can't remember who, but do recall reading of one Hollywood actor who if asked which social medium he uses, replies, "Face to face". Whilst a forum like this can be stimulating or entertaining, face to face is how it should be!
SW User
I don't I hate it
Talisman · 51-55, M
[@435994,MightyAphrodite] good to hear, you and me alike. But by being here, are we not doing it surreptitiously?
SW User
[@14265,Talisman] Well, I don't think it's the same thing tbh, I don't show my real name or photos of my real life
Talisman · 51-55, M
[@435994,MightyAphrodite] I know and agree. I think I sometimes anonymously seek validation for things I self doubt.
Ian123 · 61-69, M
I don't....what has my life got to do with other people

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