Maybe when you were much younger, a schoolkid, your father tried to teach you this lesson. After he dispensed your weekly dues and your mom handed over your lunch, your wise father may have warned you against buying your friends in the schoolyard. As the song goes; these are nothing but trouble. They like you only because you are giving them stuff, even if they really didn’t need it. You do this because you are lonely as hell for friends. Any case, remembering this old lesson, you may have asked whether it was a good idea to enter into the practice of buying your Facebook friends, and for that matter, buying Instagram likes, comments and followers.
Perhaps the intentions were well-meaning back then but it is still hard to comprehend what they were thinking back then. Whether they came to you naturally, and usually they only did in dribs and drabs, or you bought them, were they really your friends? Well, at least some of them turned to be so but in most cases, no. as they continue to say today – so sad, but it is the reality – relax, it is nothing personal, it’s just business. The definition of followers as applied to the Instagram platform seems to be more accurate.
Honest and open even. In fact, the meaning of Instagram followers is quite strikingly positive and persuasive. You are the leader, nothing more, nothing less, and they are your followers, and that is that. Making friends as adults is still a difficult matter, perhaps even more so since you were a young pup. Because you may be out to make truly good friends who are honest and open with you and will go out on a limb to never let you down. It is not impossible to find such friends on social media, it just takes time, so do be patient about that.
Take some encouragement from this exercise of patience because it has been happening for a long time already. People are making good, genuine friends. You know, some people have even hitched and tied the knot on social media. You know, as in getting married. Good that you have that desire to have open and honest friends but then you need to remain true to yourself. Ask yourself whether you are being honest and open at this time. Put into practice what you may already be preaching. And stay with Instagram.
It appears to be perfectly suited to cheerfulness, positivity and good neighbourliness. You find that when you refine your searches towards the kind of people you wish to socialize with, you find that the pictures are becoming clearer and clearer by the day. It is a clear, blue sky out there, but you wonder to yourself sometimes; is all of this for real. It seems more surreal, this in a world that has gone so upside down crazy. And yet it is happening. Good friends are being made. On Instagram.