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Facebook Feeding Egos

The ego is the part of us that loves power. It is the part that loves to be seen, recognized, praised, and adored. Facebook provides a powerful platform for this.

Yasmin Mogahed writes that the ego is the part of us that loves power and Facebook is a powerful vehicle for this. “It provides a platform by which every word, picture, or thought I have can be seen, praised, ‘liked’. As a result…I begin even to live my life with this visibility in mind… More importantly, it creates a false sense of self-importance, where every insignificant move I make is of international importance. Soon I become the focus, the one on display. The result becomes an even stronger me-focused world, where I am at the center.”


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