“The value of your life is not measured by the number of likes your Facebook post receives or the number of positive comments on your blog post. Please understand, there is great value in humbly seeking opinion and appreciating the wise counsel of those who love you. But there is no value in wasting mental energy over the negative criticism of those who only value their own self-interests. Learn to recognize the difference. And stop living distracted over the opinion of people who don’t matter.”
For those times I feel frustrated by the 25 Facebook comments on a post about someone’s new car while my post about the need for healthcare reform or the difficult childcare choices that low-income parents face is completely ignored.