There are a lot of people with millions of followers on social media. Many call themselves “influencers” because they feel they have influence over their followers, but in most cases they really don’t.
William Irvine’s excellent book “A Guide to the Good Life” says it perfectly:
“If we seek social status, we give other people power over us: We have to do things calculated to make them admire us, and we have to refrain from doing things that will trigger their disfavor.”
If social status is what matters, then all of your efforts need to go into calculated decisions on how to behave, what content to share, and how to keep up your appearance 24/7.
I certainly don’t advise you to be rude or careless, but focusing all of your efforts on your social status seems like a pretty miserable way to go through life.
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