It's difficult to practice honesty on the internet
By Ricardo Teco Adame
There’s a gap between reality and what we see on social media. Behind the fancy post and perfect life, the reality could be really different.
Reality is subjective, my reality could be totally different from my neighbor’s reality even if we live in the same block.
A sunny day can mean something for me, can me something different for you.
We tend to compare ourselves to others, we can think that others have better lives, maybe they have better Jobs and maybe they have better relationships. As I said before, all this is subjective because reality is subjective.
We show our best face on internet, we try to make a good impression choosing the best photo for our profiles, we write a nice description to be seen as a good or interesting person but maybe none of these are real.
Maybe thats the reason people are not 100% honest, sometimes we only have one opportunity to get the desired job, meet the right person or make a deal.
We have to remind that humans are social creatures, we need to become part of the circle, we have the need to be part of something.
The Homo erectus apparead about 2 million years ago, they were the first human species to live in a hunter-gatherer society, they gather to control fire.
It’s been a long time, but we still gather offline and online. The need to be accepted by other runs in our veins, it’s like its written in our DNA.
Nowdays we give more value to an Instagram like than a nice talk with a friend.
According to the latest digital report from Hootsuit, we’re spending more than 6 hours online. Half of this time is spent on mobile devices.
That means that we spent 2,190 hours online every year, thats 91 days online!
There’s no doubt the internet is here to stay. Human beings still continue to learn how to deal with digital socializing.
We’re creatures trying to be part of a group.
It’s our human nature.