A Pound of Pennies vs. A Pound of Gold
An important consideration when it comes to social media is the difficulty of maintaining a large number of digital connections in your life. These superficial acquaintances do not fulfill the need for meaningful relationships.
Too often people think they can substitute a few meaningful relationships with a larger group of shallow and superficial online connections. The need for fulfilling friendship can’t be pieced together from hundreds of different people.
A POUND OF PENNIES
Collecting a pound of pennies will never be the equivalent to a pound of gold. Gold is presently around $1700 per ounce. A pound of gold is worth $27,200. The equivalent worth in pennies would take 2,720,000 pennies. A single penny weighs .088 ounces, so one hundred pennies weigh 8.8 ounces. The number of pennies needed to match a pound of gold would weigh 14,960 pounds. Over 7 tons!
A HEAVY BURDEN TO BEAR
You couldn’t carry 7 tons of pennies or benefit from them easily. And the more social media connections you have, the heavier the burden you bear, with minimal value when it comes to finding meaning in personal relationships.
Instead, go for the gold and invest your time in a small number of deep and meaningful relationships.