We love to belong. We love to have our beliefs validated. We love to be normal, keep up with the crowd, and feel a sense of belonging. But that's not greatness.
Guess what? There's an entire community in the digital world feeding their souls on positivity. Most people are not as cynical or nasty as the world would have us believe. Each time we post uplifting words or images on Instagram we can connect to people all over the world whom we've never met and may never meet.
Not only can such communal concepts enrich our minds and uplift our collective consciousness—with each post I'm reminded that there are communities of people supporting me. When I see that heart emoji under the post, I know that in this moment, I've connected with another human being.
We naturally want to feel good about ourselves. We want to be reminded of that good in the world. To share that with others is a kindness not only to them but to ourselves. When we are chasing things that have true meaning, there is little time left over to compare houses, vacations, cars, bodies, etc. What if your post is the reason someone smiles? Or gets inspired? Or makes a better life decision? You can use social media to enrich your life and the lives of others. And I hope you will.