How to escape?
I came across the post where the gist was that their amount of likes inflates to their quality. And most people are in the rat race of likes, followers to be honest I was too.
I used to tag people (unlike those who go crazy with tagging, like tum bhi padho , woh bhi padhe yeh padhe sare padhe, sari duniya , yaha tak ki jo kabar me hai woh bhi padhe *lol* ) my most frequent readers and I wanted maximum likes, maximum repost in short I was getting in the MATRIX of likes and repost. I used to derive pleasure from people appreciating my work, my silly works. In that run I ran from piller to post commenting so that I get appreciation. (Mind my words as I say).
It was when I strated with my post at @insightaquib1, I was already writing my blogs, then. I just discovered Mirakee as a quote creator app, to my surprise instead of saving on my mobile it got posted online. I was really gobsmacked on getting likes, reposts.
This is how baiting works , this how a mind is trapped this is what is temporary dopamine shot, this is how app developer tricks you to make you an addict. This is how instagram works, we seek pleasure from these and this is where we are called being FOOLED. Alhamdulilah I realised this pretty early. When I saw how hypocrisy makes one happy this is not a petty thing I am stating this is a significant thing.
And when I started to stop appreciating my regular so called friends here they started to leave me and then I had already trained my mind not to get affected by these and from alienating from social media I started Alhamdulilah efficiently on my daily grind- working on my assignments, on my syllabus, waking up early since I shunned my mobile during nights. I no longer wanted to please any girl for attention .
Then when I returned back to posting I found siddiqua, ruman, Ayesha, Muslimah , sahnah and few others asking me how are you ? , Etc.
Believe me whether I come back after 10 years from now they will be same to me Alhamdulilah. Because they did not appreciated me for appreciating them they appreciated me for what I am, for who I am ! MashaAllah.
And now I don't tag people to read me (you can check any post here ), it's just if someone wants to read me genuinely they will Inshallah.
I am not saying tagging is bad or evil it's just don't tag for attention etc.
Thank God I am over all these, I write because I enjoy writing Alhamdulilah.
And Say Alhamdulilah for everything, in the comments.
Alhamdulilah is an Arabic word that means praises be to Allah, since He is the Creator, Khaliq, Brahma in sanskrit.