Facebook isn’t metal. At least, not anymore.
Facebook used to be kittens, stupid surveys about your friends and music videos. Anymore, it seems like everyone is posting “political posts”, which I really don’t think are political, as much as it is ill-researched opinions.
I’m not sure when civility left conversation, but it seems to be sorely lacking; not only online, but in face-to-face communication. On my drive to work this morning, I tried to pinpoint when this communication breakdown started to happen. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that we live in an information glut– 24 hours news channels that spin opinion as fact, a constant feed coming into our lives through our phones and computers…I don’t know.
I really tried to justify people’s online behavior.
The thing is, I just can’t do it anymore.
Over the last two years, I’ve really been focusing on changing my attitude toward my life. I am on a journey to be more compassionate and empathetic. I practice gratitude daily. I want to listen more than speak. I find that my Facebook feed does not support this mission. Therefore, I need to break free from that doesn’t serve me anymore.
I am not deactivating my account, though. Not just yet, as it is the only way to stay in touch with my book clubs and some of my friends, so I’m keeping Messenger. I’m deleting the Facebook app from my phone, though.
I’m sure it’s not you; it’s me. It’s time for me to move on.