How many people now only do something if they get something in return?
We see the insta-famous making a point of something that they are doing by posting it on social media.
Applauding people for posting something that appears to be selfless on social media doesn’t motivate people to do similar acts.
It encourages more to seek the same level of attention.
While we should pay more attention to the line from President Kennedy, “ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country” than we do to likes on social media, I think the following from Marcus Aurelius says things better.
A man when he has done a good act, does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season