Looking within or without?
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” ~Anna Freud, psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud
The world of social media revolves around building our brand, getting “likes,” and attracting followers. In other words, it’s fueled on the concept of earning validation and applause from the outside. Or, look at it this way: Nobody uses a social media platform without hoping to attract or amuse an audience, even a small one. It’s not a solo activity.
As any psychiatrist would tell us, there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with that. We can keep social media in a healthy perspective if our inner core is secure and if we’re able to build our confidence “from within.” But if we rely too much on getting our strokes from others, our self-esteem is built on a shaky foundation. ~CL