I loved reading this !! It was so well written and so accurate. I definitely feel like social media metrics have shaped the perception of myself in a negative way. Even though I say I don’t care how many likes my Instagram or FaceBook posts get- I still feel that pang of excitment when I see that little red notification pop up. To a certain extent I seek validation from others- and I think to myself, why do I care so much? For example, if my picture doesn’t get at least over 100 likes, I suddenly feel this overwhelming feeling of taking it down. I think it comes down to the natural need of wanting to be feel accepted by those around us. I guess I have the vanity thirst and I’m still trying to figure out how to quench it!!!