Reclaiming a small portion of my own life....
1. Honestly, I agree with you! I started to post my own statement, but I read yours, and it is the epitome of the exact same way that I feel. I just graduated High School, so I’m sure you can imagine how I feel emotionally about “losing people.” However, being on facebook actually made me realize how some of those so-called friends weren’t friends at all. For instance, the whole group hangs out, and all of a sudden, everyone was too busy to invite me. The list just goes on. While I won’t delete my account, I must say that over the past 6 months, I have increasingly lost the drive to use that website. This started after I stopped using it for Lent. While it’s a great connection tool, I must argue that so is calling someone, emailing someone, writing someone, or actually talking to someone face-to-face. Just My opinion…
2. I too have lost the temptation to use facebook. It’s become a substitute for real interaction, and it brings drama too an entirely different level.
3. I’m as big of a stalker as the next guy, and I am so guilty of having a crush on someone and constantly going to their profile to look at it and see what they are doing, as if that is really going to help me get over them (when I couldn’t have them in the first place) and as if there will really be an future interaction between us. Honestly, at the age of 17, I have about 550 friends, and there are many people who have so many more than I do, but in all honesty if something bad were to happen to me, the number of people who would be concerned can be counted on my hand! Facebook creates a false sense of security in terms of relationships.
4. Lastly, I read some other comments where it made people depressed. I’ve felt the same way at times, because honestly, when I get on, all I find myself doing is reading about how awesome everyone else’s life is or how it appears to be, and then I start to feel a bit lame. I know that statement alone sounds lame, but it’s ultimately one of the main reasons for ditching facebook. Maybe, my life is lame, but I was happy when I didn’t know it!!!! When facebook brought this to my realization, that happiness was lost haha.
.....And you are on point about coming to the realization that we probably won’t remain in close contact for very long with these people, many of whom we are only connected with through facebook. Part of life means moving on, and if they aren’t calling you and “chatting” you all the time, chances are that they realized it a long time ago. Facebook, you no longer can take this kind of precedence over my life.
I’m in a rush, so please excuse the grammatical errors.