People make decisions in life being influenced by a wide variety of factors. In modern days, TV was a major factor as the old Depeche Mode song well said it “Let me see you make decisions, without your television”. Whereas, in post-modern times social media is playing a constantly increasing role in many people’s lives when it comes to decision making. One might be surprised that life, business, relationship decisions done by many people worldwide are influenced largely by Facebook posts. Posting images, videos, opinions, comments, articles and various other materials on Facebook, YouTube and other social media can have profound effects upon people and their actions worldwide. Many people can get self-help but also self-destruction. Is it the fault of those who post stuff that aid others to self-destruct and/or make terrible life or business decisions? Yes and no, depending on age, IQ and state of mind at the time one reads a post, watches a video or seen other types of postings.
In the article article “To post or not to post – that is the question”, a simple, harmless post managed to make someone do something rather silly and perhaps even irresponsible. Maybe those reading the article can help out to find some better words in their replies to describe someone that would do such a thing and then somehow make the person posting the image feel responsible for the posting. Let’s work on making social media a better place where people can learn and benefit their life rather than the other way around!