I believe as a society, we care about too many things in our life that should not matter or affect our daily lives. We care too much about celebrities and sports, buying nice things, and impressing people. We think more about how other people perceive us than how we treat others or ourselves.
If you were to log onto any of your social media accounts, the first thing you’ll probably see is news on a celebrity or a pro athlete. The post would probably be talking about who they are dating, how they played in their last game, or even any trouble they have gotten themselves into. But is this any of our business? Should we be concerned about other people’s lives, even if it is broadcasted in the media?
Another thing you will see on your social media are adds to buy nice things, or celebrities getting paid to advertise for a company. Why do we think we need what everyone else has? Why do you need to get the newest thing as soon as it comes out? Why do we feel the need to always impress people?
Huffington Post said it is our need for approval that has been conditioned in us from the day we were born, “we’re convinced that [our] recognition matters to our self worth and how deeply we value ourselves.” The article went on to say that we have things in our lives that effect the way we live without us even knowing; things like what we do or do not do, what we say or don’t, the things we buy, etc. In today’s world, it would benefit everyone if we stopped every once and while and asked ourselves why we were doing something and if it really matters.