Using MLK’s And Other Deceased Peoples Name In Vain – Why It May Not Really Be In Our Best Interest.



adjective, vain·er, vain·est.
1. excessively proud of or concerned about one’s own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc.; conceited: a vain dandy.
2. proceeding from or showing pride in or concern about one’s appearance, qualities, etc.; resulting from or displaying vanity: He made some vain remarks about his accomplishments.
3. ineffectual or unsuccessful; futile: vain hopes; a vain effort; a vain war.
4. without real significance, value, or importance; baseless or worthless: vain pageantry; vain display.
5. Archaic. senseless or foolish.

Moral of the story

It is simple and easy.

How many of us find ourselves and our friends on social media websites, using the names, images,and words great individuals of history who have passed away in an attempt to draw attention and add value to ourselves so that we may “fit in” and appear cool to our friends who are of the “like”?

Does it not indicate a lack of value and worth on ones own accord, to the extent that the mourning of individuals and tragedies is really a celebration of that coveted time where some of us who are in great need may be able to get what some of us so desperately seek, which is some approval from our friends and the public who is also seeking the like from individuals who also do not have it and seek it, again, with no real value of our own to use for this purpose nor the valuable resource of time that could have been used to cultivate our own personal worth but was spent in a vain attempt to use that of others?

A different perspective to consider.