Most of us think from the point of view of 'what's in it for me.' This is how the human mind works.
This morning, I posted a question on my Instagram feed.
People who follow me on Instagram know that I post a story each morning, a short video of something interesting (mostly the greenery around my home, or a flower which bloomed etc) and say 'Wake Up Life is Calling.'
On days that I don't post, I would get tonnes of messages asking me if I am okay and why I didn't post.
The last few days, I have been really busy, submerged in the edits of my next book. Hence I haven't been posting. So today when I asked the question why I should restart, I got over a thousand responses (I have shared many in my Instagram stories) which were variations of the same thing: That they find it motivating, and they feel refreshed.
Not a single person told me what I would get out of it! (I mean, I don't get paid to create that content). It can be argued that I am promoting my book by saying it :)
But it isn't likely that someone will look at my video and say 'Oh let me buy that book as the videos of greenery she posts is good.'
Why do we share things on social media?
It comes from a deep-rooted need to connect to others. It is also to make ourselves feel good. (Yes, I do feel happy to get messages of appreciation).
Like I said--Humans are selfish. We only think 'what's in it for me.'
What is in it for me is a surge of joy, knowing that my little video brought cheer to someone, made their day better!
New post tomorrow!
Meanwhile stay connected with me on Instagram :)