It’s too depressing to innately know that most of us are living a life of comfort and blindly, we don’t really see what’s going on with the world unless we’ll take that little chunk of time to just, for a moment, think of the past, present, and the future. It’s as if we all live in this sphere revolving around the internet – not that it’s a bad thing (it’s actually a great invention, no doubt!). But my point is… have you ever told your Social Networking “virtual partner” to maybe cool things off for a moment? So that you could get out and experience real things rather than sit in front of the computer all day, complain, and say “I wish I was that girl on the photo tagged by (insert name of your mutual friend).”
I’m NOT saying this because I want you all to know that I’m actually a psychiatric patient who fell completely in love with a Social Networking site - NO, that’s not it. Although it would have been an interesting topic to share to your friends – “Hey! I have like, this blogger friend, who, like, fell inlove with Facebook thinking that it was a man, and like, I’m so sorry for her.” Haha! That would be entertaining, though. But sorry, it’s not what you’ve hoped for.
Facebook gives me updates of the people I love, the people I know, the people I knew, and the people I don’t give a crap about but somehow I am surprised I approved him or her on my list of “friends.” There’s one dilemma that I don’t like about Facebook… This dilemma is what I call “sucking the life out of me.” Sure, updates are cool, notifications are fun, photos, videos, links, group chats, just about everything you could actually do in real life but with that ease of sitting, clicking, and laughing for minutes-turned-into-hours. That’s life now, I guess.
The thing is, this relationship with Facebook is not doing me any good. It only lead me to become curious of what other people are doing with their lives instead of focusing on mine. It’s as if the BIG NEWS is about the awful break up of (insert name of guy and girl here) because, oh, look, they updated their RELATIONSHIP STATUS. Is it BIGGER NEWS than the REAL WORLD PROBLEMS? Seriously? Doesn’t anyone care about the environment anymore? Or something?
This is on my end. I don’t know with you. Maybe yours is different from mine. I can’t deny the fact that yes I do love the services Facebook has to offer and all of the internet industry. Of course, I belong to the internet industry myself. But I don’t want to say something to the future kids that “Hey there, kid. When I was about your age, I was actually spending eight hours in the internet and I had so much fun clicking on different pictures that was tagged to me by a friend in highschool.” And then, probably the kid will say “Wow. What a ridiculous way to live your life!”
Yes. I just want to ride a boat and go elsewhere than sit and do things routinely.
Somehow, in every relationship, we’ll usually learn to gradually let go. This realization gave me that urge to get out and enjoy – not to routinely be boxed inside an internet mindset. With that, I’ll be living life differently now – less Facebook that is. Imagine what I can do for a few hours without thinking about it – I could possibly get lost in another city. That’s something worth sharing to those “hypothetical kids” I mentioned earlier, right? Haha! Ciao!