Social Media has changed the whole meaning of good deeds. My news feed is sometimes filled with the good deeds people are doing. While I am happy people are doing good deeds, weren’t most people taught to just DO good deeds? What did our parents and the generation before them do when they did a good deed? Did they hang signs outside their houses? Did they use their house phone to tell their closest friends that they just did something nice for someone?
Posted good deeds seem a little like self satisfaction. When you do a good deed and share about it on social media is it really a good deed? It kind of seems it is no longer about the good deed and more about sharing what you are doing for yourself, not for other people. While good deeds do in fact make you feel good, you should leave it there where it makes you feel good, in your heart.
If you share the great things you are doing, I think people will begin to question your greatness. Great people typically love to go unnoticed. Great people don’t gloat. Great people are great because they don’t know it. I hope people would stop doing things to boast and post. Do it silently and unnoticed. It is so much cooler and seems so much more genuine.
By the way, I just held the door for someone. ?