We can say, write, do and act in any way to grab attention.
The attention that it will receive is short-lived, because another person seeking attention can come along and go one better.
If it’s attention we seek, we will always be lacking within, as attention, like any form, does not last. The chemical-fuelled hit inside us feels good for the moment, but like any drug that alters our peaceful inner self, it goes and like any high, there is always the corresponding low. The longer it continues the less impact the drug has and there are only the lows.
The human race is now addicted to attention, stuck within its mind and ego, seeking solace from another. No sustained joy and fulfilment can come from seeking from another.
The best attention is to pay attention to the inner soul within us and be attentive to this present moment. Consciousness is true attention to our real life that is now and will bring calm, peace, love and light to us.