Is it just me or does it seem like people on Social media are Insincere and smug?
It is insulting to get a holiday greeting from people and companies that you don’t have a personal relationship with. Do they do this because they are sincerely concerned about your well-being and happiness? No. It is simply a ploy to increase their own ego, or increase sales. A friend would reach out to you during the year, not just in times where they can mass email all of their network.
Sometimes you talk to people who do this and they make it seem like you are a bad person because you don’t want to be spammed. They say “I am just spreading christmas cheer” as though they didn’t have an ulterior motive. I think very few people are generous and really do things because they sincerely care for others.
Lets look at this from purely a numbers perspective. I have about 10k contacts. If only a small Number put me on their holiday list, I will get an overwhelming number of messages. This doesn’t help me, and it doesn’t help them. If someone really has the warmth and love of human fellowship in their heart during christmas, donate to a charity or do something nice for someone else. Those people who send emails thinking that is the same as a charity or good work, are only fooling themselves.
Everyday people suffer because people don’t want to do real, concrete things to help others. If you really do care about someone, then ask them how you can help them. If you care about me, offer me a something real. Even a $5 gift card is more than I get from the thousands of people I concretely help and comfort each year. Don’t tell me that you care about people without doing something that makes their day to day life better beyond a few cheap words.
Sincerity is real things, not pretty words.
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