In a world consumed by social media, we often get consumed with “likes”. It is pretty sad, isn’t it? The truth is that the world really isn’t like the one presented on social media.

I am different from most in that I like to stir the pot. You may not “like” what I have to say. At least I have provoked some sort of thought. At least I am honest. At least I am ethical and I stand up for what I believe in.

Are you? Do you know who you are?

When I recruit candidates, they don’t always like what I have to say. They shouldn’t! The truth hurts sometimes. They shouldn’t like hearing “No”, but I gave the candidates an honest answer. I would hope that people would like to hear “No” rather than not hearing anything. I have been that candidate and it is tough not to hear feedback. I may tell the candidate that someone else got the job because of something they did in the interview. This may help them in future employment.

When you are on social media, it isn’t always about pleasing people. I wish there was a “Dislike” button or “Disagree” button because THAT is reality. We don’t like everything.

Why do you do what you do for a living? Do you want people to “like” you all the time? I hope not. I hope you are trying to make the world a better place. The only way to do that is to “dislike” what someone is doing or “dislike” what has been said. Make some positive changes and disagree every once in a while. It is okay to debate. Maybe you have a better way of doing something.

What are your thoughts? Has society taken “likes” a little too seriously?