Maybe the reason why we so fastidiously upkeep our social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - the reason why we feel so obligated to involve a broad spectrum of people into the inner workings of our personal, albeit curated, online lives, is because of our most definite need to be greater than the sum of our parts. The best way to do that is to quantify our life experiences and have them validated by others, regardless of those people’s actual value to us in ‘real life.’ ‘Real life’ is so boring, and we are relegated to ordinary, common  existences. Social media is where we duke it out and create our own dimensions, create our own personas and do what we seem to be unable to do in person.