I've had a Facebook account since it started...back when it was just for college students.
Some of y'all probably didn't know it even started that way.
Yes, I'm getting old.
Nonetheless, I've learned some very useful and important things since deleting my Facebook.
So here ya go:
1. It is possible to go without Facebook.
It's true. You can go without Facebook. I promise. I mean I had mine for 8 years. I liked Facebook. But I promise. It's possible.
2. Facebook sometimes taints a person's true identity.
Sometimes? Almost all the time. Are your 1,292 friends really who they say they are on their 'about me'? Let's be real!
3. Facebook gives people a false sense of connection.
Back to your 1,292 friends...do you think they really care about you? If they truly cared about you, they would be in your life. I've come to learn that Facebook creates a false sense of community and artificial compassion.
4. Facebook can hurt relationships.
Not just your friendships. I mean, put the wrong emoji and it is on like donkey kong. But it can truly hurt your marriages. A 2012 study found that 30% of marriages now end because of Facebook....(yeah, that's not ok).
5. Facebook was sucking time from my life.
Life is too short. I love my life. And I love time. Ain't nobody got time to be wasting.
6. Facebook brings out the worst in people.
True story. Ready? I made a status update one time about my favorite football team. In turn, a kid from my high school commented about how he disliked my favorite football team and how his was better. True story. By the end of the conversation, we were talking about meeting in a field to fight. I mean, for real?!?! What the heck?!?! It brings out the worst in people. Mainly me.
7. I was tired of having to deal with your 'Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.'
I have bad days. I have days when things don't go right. But the majority of the time, I enjoy my life. I like it. I make the best of situations and try to live life to the fullest. YOU ON THE OTHER HAND, swear you are about to die and kill everyone...everyday. I was so tired of your pity parties. Good grief. I felt every time I was on Facebook, I had 1, 292 Eeyores on my Facebook. Sweet Moses.
So there you go. Things I've learned sense deleting my Facebook.
And thanks to my wife Cass for helping me realize these things.
One last thing.
Life is better that way.