STATUS ANXIETY SYNDROME As humans we are egoists and we need to be reminded of our importance now and then. We all are status seekers and suffer from this malice called SAS. These status seekers are found everywhere, to be frank, I am one of them. Posting my snippets every now and then, seeking attention with favorable comments. Some do, some do not and maybe someone has no time to waste his valued time. But it is okay. I, however, feel sad when someone in a group uses words like- scoundrels who Lick the dirty ass of … What a poetic language indeed! And to top all: I did not bother and care any one during my entire service and why should I bother these minuscules now with my academic, social, political , financial and legal background and enormous networking. Perfection needs no improvement indeed! Status anxieties are of many types. One of them is about physical appearance. The other is status in society. Some are born into rich families and for them, it serves the purpose. For others to be seen in their company is the answer. The more one is photographed with such high-ranking people the more it paves the way for them for improving their status. They may even resort to names dropping to enhance their status. Some keep on harping on their membership in ‘prestigious clubs’. Then some guys would exhibit their achievements and awards, past or present, at the drop of a hat. They need an appreciative audience. In this category come writers, actors, poets, painters, and dancers. Modern-day decorative designations have created yet another type of status-seeking professional with high-sounding designations printed on their business cards. The less known you are the more you need to distribute your card. Smartphones with smart cameras have created a new kind of status seeker with their selfies. One can find them taking a snap of themselves or with friends or family and posting it on social sites, Facebook in particular. Status anxiety is not bad per se. It is rather motivating to do more and improve further. Yet it can be very devastating and depressing for some who cannot stand the competition. The best way to avoid this situation is to always be on the move. There is no room for leisure. Just post and move, view and move, like and move, comment and move. The best part is all this becomes extinct within no time. What is posted/viewed/liked/commented this very moment will slide down very fast and go off sight and you know out of sight is out of mind.