I’ve been kinda thinking about quitting Facebook. It causes more good than ill and it turns into debating, and not the good kind. It’s arguing badly disguised as debating. It’s hard for me to not HAVE Facebook because it’s a way to keep in touch with friends and family that I would otherwise almost never see. The ‘likes’ pages is usually what causes all the problems because it’s full of stupid asses spouting their mouths off about things they really don’t understand and are driven more by emotion than information.
The easy way would be to not like pages and not read stupid comments, right? Not so easy.
It invades everything.
Sometimes (and I’m not talking about any specific people, or even MY Facebook) you read stuff from friends and family that are so backward you want to correct it. It appears that so many friendships have entered such a superficial stage that if you don’t agree with them about every topic and every action they make you’re disrespectful and not a good friend. How is that friendship or family-love? It’s pretty controlling to demand that your friends agree with you on everything or hate them. From family I’ve been told of their 35 year friendships falling apart because of differing opinions on Facebook.
So yeah, I’ve been considering getting rid of my Facebook but I don’t see how I could ever truly stay away. What few friends I have are here. Because of my friend Alicia I met Nick, the greatest love of my life, and we first started talking through Facebook, before meeting up for our first date over sushi. So it does have that nostalgic feeling attached to it.
I posted it a few days ago, but a study has come out saying that people who frequently use Facebook tend to be more unhappy than people who don’t use Facebook infrequently at all.