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We learn our social skills over time but based on our childhood experiences.
Do you remember the first time you saw someone blow bubbles and you wanted to do it too? Do you remember asking that person how narrow you should purse your lips and how deep you should breathe out for the bubble to grow and float?
It is ingrained in our minds to connect and befriend people who share common interests and live in common geographies. This is why we understand the power of being Facebook friends.
But liking a page? What does that mean? Because you like to blow bubbles, you should visit Mattel’s page and click their like button? Where’s the sociability? Where’s the shared interest? Where’s Mattel telling you what to do next and the two of you embarking on an activity together?
One observes that adults tend to send and accept friend requests on a much higher frequency than liking brand pages.
Do you attach yourself to this stereotype?
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