Frank B

Social media garbage.

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Just observing my own fb seems the days of any joys of reading news feeds are completely gone. The realization that virtually only the same people with the same views that will never change are the only ones constantly posting. Then u get the holiday bs of family pics that everyone post, like o wow u had kids pose in front of the Christmas tree original or u went to a local holiday venue where thousands of others posted selfies. No one is real anymore besides maybe the assholes who want to push the way they view the world is the only right way. But are they real? Na they just want everyone to know they are on team left or right. Sure people share emotions the home team won a game, the weather is fucking hot or it’s fucking cold, my pet is fucking awesome, like what’s the point of all this shit? If I did not have my buisness in the mix feel Id delete my fb. Anyways glad I have this place to be real even if you don’t know my real name lol. 

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Lol bro, that shit is so accurate. I’ve had those thoughts many times before. 

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Social media is really unhealthy for a lot, if not most people. I think most active users are feeding some kind of validation addiction, it’s really irritating to watch. Deleted it all and haven’t looked back, it just made me depressed and anxious. Too bad you have to keep it for business.

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34 minutes ago, DrewK15 said:

Social media is really unhealthy for a lot, if not most people. I think most active users are feeding some kind of validation addiction, it’s really irritating to watch. Deleted it all and haven’t looked back, it just made me depressed and anxious. Too bad you have to keep it for business.

 I recently went to a local casino, just looking at all the lost souls mindlessly  feeding slot machines looking for that hit of endorphins from the flashy lights and sounds drinking and smoking health away was really sad, especially given how many were on oxygen machines. Then you realize the same people paid to create those kind of machines are now hired by social media companies it sort of hits home. 

I have been guilty myself of constantly checking Facebook. Even if I’m was not posting I just felt left out if I did not know who was bitching about what or whatever. It is definitely an addiction and one now I’m taking on. I recently deleted it from my phone and only checking on my pc once in awhile. I guess we all want to feel important, special and not left out. But the reality of social media is just like real life the world will not stop spinning if you leave it.

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I detest fb since quitting Adderall... not really sure why...fortunately or unfortunately where we moved to prior to my quitting Adderall is like a wifi dead zone...unbeknownst to us.  

I definitely notice when I occasionally get on there I feel 10x worse afterwards, so why do it in the first place right?!   

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On 1/13/2019 at 10:19 AM, Kimber said:

I definitely notice when I occasionally get on there I feel 10x worse afterwards, so why do it in the first place right?!   

ditto. i think my biggest problem with FB (and i suppose social media as a whole) is that everyone's digital version of themselves isn't really who they are. you always want to present the best, happiest, most successful version of yourself to the world (look at me, i checked into the airport. i'm so important cause i fly around for work!). in reality, we're all flawed and miserable in a way.

i know it's silly, given that i know all this.. but logging into FB and seeing a never ending wall of people thriving, i can't help but compare myself and feel terrible. 

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I got off Facebook during the election and at first I really missed the mindless addiction. I went back a few months ago and it seems most of my friends are either off it now or haven’t posted in forever. There are a few acquaintances that post non-stop like they are on Twitter “headed to the movies and getting my nails done!” “Long day of work today!” 

This time I deactivated because I really just didn’t have any interest it in anymore.

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I couldn’t agree more. It is all false. I recently looked back at my old FB posts from 4yrs ago back when I was traveling the world for 18months and it gives the impression I was “living the dream” when really it was the complete opposite. I was letting go of a lot of things emotionally and wasn’t in a good place mentally at all! I no longer post shit on there and only use FB messenger.

I don’t quite get Instagram especially all the millennials posting pics of themselves in bikinis etc, it’s like look at me, look at me!!! Essentially I did the same in my travel pics (minus the bikini) when realistically no one really cares about what you are doing it’s all driven by ego and competition. It’s like everyone needs those “likes” just to know their peers approve, almost like status points in a way. Why do we care so much about what other people think of us? 

 

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10 hours ago, Socially awkward said:

1I recently looked back at my old FB posts from 4yrs ago back

you know what's worse? reading your Xanga blog entries from 15 years ago lol. SO CRINGY

 

10 hours ago, Socially awkward said:

Why do we care so much about what other people think of us? 

i guess the simple answer is that we're social animals. but i think that those people that post incessantly on social media do so because they don't think highly enough of themselves. it's the whole external vs internal validation thing - it's so much harder to love yourself than to post fake ass shit to get a bunch of likes.

can't say that i love myself just yet.. but social media certainly isn't the answer for me!

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YUP  having a zero motivation day and made the mistake of thinking "let me look and see what's happening on fb"  within seconds of being on there my low motivation mood went to irritation, jealousy, depression,...feeling like i'm wasting my life instead of doing what so and so is doing with there life (as evident on fb) and on downward.  Deactivated account.

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