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FaceBook World

July 16, 2014

I use Facebook more than most of my friends. The main reason is my 4 adult kids and their spouses and kids live in four different states, with my husband and I in a 5th. This is the easy way for us to communicate, share pictures and updates. If not for that, I probably wouldn’t be on it that much.

But I’m beginning to
really wonder
about all the videos, political rants, promotion of this or that cause, and most of all the flowery messages of love and self acceptance (self aggrandizement) that I see on there MORE often than any true expression of heart to heart discussion/consultation or real SHARING of who we are! What world do we now live in?

I really think people go to bed feeling like they have talked to their friends or the entire world, when in reality, they have re-posted some pictures and quotations that have been shared 4000 X already. Is this communication?

They feel they have “taken action” on some political cause they care about, after reposting some little square of a message about something they agree with. Really, I don’t know if that changes anything. Maybe instead we should go to a public meeting on the subject or at least take the time to let our Congressional Rep. know how we feel.

Why do we have this new NEED to feel constantly up to date with what everyone had for dinner? I would rather have a sit down dinner with my husband looking directly into my eyes, and telling me how his day went, what went wrong, what went right, what he’s been thinking about, who or what he wants to complain about, WHATEVER it is, it’s real communication directly to me ALONE. Not the entire world.

It’s no wonder my students have trouble sitting down and reading an entire article, or chapter. NEWS and learning is supposed to come in 2-minute sound “bites” just like every video post on Face Book.

So why am I posting this on a blog? (to be continued…)