This is so beautifully spot-on. Social media rewards the weirdest behavior. It’s weaponized our desire for validation and turned us all into monstrous caricatures of who we were meant to be.
As someone who’s ghosted Twitter, isn’t “hot” enough for IG, and is thankfully is only “popular” on Medium, I can rest easy knowing I write well and people read it. And I don’t have to do anything else to keep me fed and take the occasional vacay. No two hashtag best lives are alike.