Manufactured or authentic

One thing social media understands is our inherent need to be remembered. We all want to be missed when we are gone. That what we did here, it mattered. As a result, we document. We want to show everyone the highlights. That our lives were a journey–to make others jealous and raise our status in the process.

Except, we can certainly say that Facebook will not last forever. We can say that because nothing lasts that wrong. When we spend all this time digital scrapbooking our lives, we miss out on doing things that would enrich us and others. The irony is we should be doing the very thing that makes us interesting not working to craft a story to convince everyone else we are.