Losing the will to live with Facebook

I’ve endured five years of Facebook. A lot of those five years were made up of my pointless status updates and cringe-worthy tags in pictures, most of which I’d rather people wouldn’t put up anyway. I’d write things that I thought would be funny and get a small feeling of happiness whenever that rare moment came along when someone would ‘like’ it. I’d be able to brag at the good things in life, write what I had for dinner that day and make out that I’m incredibly ‘with it’ by saying “The devil is my bitch”. Yes, I know, I was a pathetic, sorry excuse for a human being.

So thank God things have changed! Facebook timeline has just reinforced my vague view that 3-5 years ago I was a complete moron with no sense of humour, very little personality and an obsession with how I’m perceived by the rest of the world. Now I’m one of those who couldn’t give a damn, partly thanks to Fight Club for opening my eyes to what is real and important in the world, and my girlfriend who loves who I am despite all my foibles. I’m no longer trying desperately to be the person that society wants me to be. But enough of this soppy shit. None of you want to hear all that!

Right now I’m thinking I’m going to deactivate my Facebook account and never use it again. But with this thought comes many others on what the consequences might be. I’ve held off from leaving in the past because I feel it’s an extra way of keeping in contact with friends and family who are too far away to see face-to-face. Another reason is that I feel people would forget about me, not invite me to get-togethers, and I’d eventually become lonely and depressed having no contact with those who I was once friends with. What has my life come to if I feel I need to rely on some crappy website to be remembered as a human being?

Weighing up these negatives with the smaller, but more numerous, positives is a tough thing to do, but I know that in the very near future I’ll leave Facebook for good. I’ve decided to be determined to not let my friends slip away from me, to keep in contact with them no matter how far away they are. Being shy and reclusive doesn’t help but after all the crap put up on Facebook by the makers and the folks that I follow, I really can’t be arsed with it all any more.

And please, don’t ‘like’ this post:

I’d prefer to hear your words than see your clicks.


About mikethescribbler

I'm nobody really...

Posted on March 4, 2012, in Life, Technology and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I deactived 2 weeks ago, its the best thing I’ve ever done. I had 6 years of updates, chats and picture tagging…. Now I have time for me and my friends. I have been in contact with 3 of my friends in the past 2 weeks via telephone that I haven’t talked to on the phone in a long long time thanks to a quick wall post option. It is so much more personal to send a text or talk on the phone. I even started pen pal-ing with one of my good friends who recently moved away. Do you know how exciting it is to recieve MAIL!? Not notifications, a hand written letter… It’s just great. Do it! And tell all of your friends to do it too. Even though we are connected on the net we are literally more isolated than if we never signed up for it in the first place. I have one friend who also recently deactivaed at hearing that I did and how much weight was lifted off of my shoulders from not feeling the need to share my dinner and gloating to all. Good luck 🙂 Oh and once you deactivate you may want to get a new hobby, I suggest gardening!! check out companionseedcompany.com to get started!

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