Oh, You’re Deleting Your Facebook? No One Gives A Shit
Stop the attention seeking behavior. No one gives a shit.
When this Facebook fad passes over, we’ll all jump on the next attention train.
It’s so hypocritical. People say:
“I’m deleting Facebook! Who’s going to join me?”
And then, they post some BS on Instagram so they can get more followers. You know Facebook owns Instagram, right? So why aren’t you deleting that?
Oh, you like attention?
I get it.
I’ve been watching this whole thing play out for the past few weeks. It’s so meaningless.
If you didn’t throw your entire personal life on Facebook, we wouldn’t have this problem in the first place.
“Yeah, but it’s about privacy and all.”
C’mon. You want to talk about privacy?
Get rid of your smartphone and smart gadgets first. Then we’re talking.
But you and I both know that we’re not going to do that. These tools are a double edged sword. You can’t use them and complain about the risks.
If you don’t like the downside of Facebook, don’t use it. It’s as simple as that.
Look, Facebook made mistakes. It’s not okay to sell confidential data to others who will abuse it. No one thinks Facebook did a good thing.
But one thing that’s even worse than Facebook’s mistake, is the media’s response. We all know that once this news-storm passes, we’ll use Facebook just the way we did before.
- Cat lovers will post cat pictures
- Insecure men will post pictures of them partying with other women
- Sad people will show how great their life is
And people who don’t care about useless things will continue with their REAL lives.
Facebook is a tool — not oxygen. Use it or not. No one cares. You’re not missing out on anything. Life’s real value lies in other things.
These Facebook shenanigans remind me of what Freud wrote in Civilization and its Discontents:
“It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.”
That begs the question: What is of true value in life?
Only you can answer that question.
I know one thing for sure: You won’t find it on Facebook.