I have a friend named Sarah.
Sarah enjoys: Messina gelato, avocado smash, f45 training, poached eggs out, poached eggs in, jogging, her dog – Diego, her boyfriend – Daniel, her workmates – Jack, Christie and Ramesh, face masks and raisin toast.
I know these things because I have been giving Sarah mercy likes on Facebook for years.
- liking a person’s social media post not because of its content but because you like them as a person.
- a show of friendship that will ultimately ruin you.
Mercy likes are not necessarily a bad thing. It comes from a good place. The problem is how quickly one well-meaning like becomes a tidal wave of senseless support.