Monday, December 28, 2015


I know that my facebook page is a soup of bleeding heart posts... refugees's stories, plight and fund raisers, missing dogs, dogs who need homes, calls to understand various conditions, sexist atrocity, human rights abuses, climate change, food and health, safe birth practices, breastfeeding benefits... if you've no interest in any of that it must be a pain in the ass. I feel guilty when people send me friend requests, to be honest, in case they're too polite to unfollow and get tormented by things they don't want to see. My facebook timeline torments me, often.

But the truth is, I can't really be any other way.

The truth is, for some of the facebook friends I have, maybe an inlaw, or old school friends, or whoever, the way they use facebook is so alien to me - they like snarky little memes about other people's terrible parenting, they like to express frustration about the bad habits of the world, people who park badly, for example, or do other things that are deemed annoying. Or sneer at the parents of the world's vaccine injured population or those who 'believe' them, for daring to question the status quo.

There's so much bitchy anger expressed, so much criticism. Which is fine, we all need an outlet. But where the rest? The care and concern and hope? It's a weird, limited picture it presents.

I know facebook is hardly representative of real life. It just shows and odd, truncated version of a person's personality, I guess. In my case, I suppose it's a liberal caricature.

I spend so much time with facebook on. I feel disconnected and lonely without it, stuck at home as much as I am. I should do something about it, though, for 2016. Hum... 


Ms. Moon said...

I think it hits a crack nerve for all of us.

Mwa said...

I have to admit, I go into the settings and turn all the campaigning friends into 'low frequency' or something. I wish there was a setting for 'only personal stuff' - I skip over everything else. I have news sites for that.