Do you exemplify the virtues your loved ones in front of others?

United States
July 12, 2010 3:06pm CST
I want my loved ones to be the most popular, most successful, and most happy people. So on social networking sites and all, I promote them. Ex. If my little brother topped in his terminal exam, I'll post a congratulatory wall post on Facebook page about the same. Every one of our mutual friends and also his friends now come to know about this achievement of his. Why do I have this innate feeling of wanting others to know? Is it really as simple as it looks (that I'm very happy for my loved one, and want to share my happiness with them)? Or is it something else inside me? Sometimes I wish I should just stop doing it. Why should I care about others knowing? I know it. Isn't that enough?
2 responses
@jerikjames (1045)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Don't worry, a lot of people do the same things you do. I have a lot of friends who are very proud of their family and friends and they, like you, post it in social networking sites, blogs about it, etc. So no, I don't think there's something about what you do. It's perfectly normal for a normally good and considerate person to want to promote or to be proud of the achievements of others. Note: I think you misused the word exemplify and virtues. =)
@maezee (32572)
• United States
12 Jul 10
I will sometimes do this, but only if I am sure that it won't make the person I am talking about uncomfortable. I don't like to boast, as I feel like I am a rather modest person (somewhat, anyway), but if it were my son or daughter I might.