Our society is in bad shape, in case you were wondering.
An entire generation has grown up feeling they are owed something simply because they exist and politicians running for the highest office in the land reinforce this belief. Health care is a right, education is a right, the right to a job is a right, several Democratic presidential candidates tell us.
However, as much as politicians may have exacerbated this selfish, narcissistic attitude, social media has made it a thousand times worse. While there are someone good aspects to social networking and staying connected, most people have become absolutely consumed with their follower counts on sites light Twitter, Instagram and likes on Facebook.
However, one Instagram user took this obsession with followers on social media to a whole new extreme. Jessy Taylor, a woman who had thousands of followers on Instagram and was making a living on the social media site, recently had her account deactivated, losing all of her followers. Understandably, most people would be upset about this but would move on, but not this woman.
She made it so much worse and opened herself up to endless ridicule as she went to Youtube. She posted a video of herself crying about the idea of getting an actual job. She complains that she’s “not like the 90 percent,” “not work material” and is “nothing without her followers.”
How did we ever reach this point?