It has changed the face of technology and how we interact with each other on a daily basis. Displaying pictures, exchanging recipes, sharing jokes, and telling our stories one post at a time -- we reconnect with long lost friends, first loves, and old school mates through its sprawling, all-touching fingers. It is strangely annoying and highly addictive. Its stock is FINALLY worth something. It is Facebook and it is as fun and exciting as it sounds. It is also dangerous ground.
I know I have been guilty of the overshare, the psycho-share, the back-to-back bipolar share, the drunken share, the foodie share, the whiny share, the pay-me-attention share, the passive aggressive share. Oh why kid myself, I've committed every Facebook faux pas in the book. It probably cost me a friend or two, but for the most part, I've learned my lesson. Don't get me wrong, my timeline still shows my personality and beliefs but I try to present in a way that isn't hostile or too abrasive. I'm not always successful as I am human.
I appreciate my friends' differences in opinions and likes. There are all these contrasts and debates that keep our relationships interesting but there are some things that really make me sad. I get so tired of hateful and arrogant posts. Name calling and finger pointing about race, politics, the opposite sex all the time. Or why they're so much better than the people they come in contact with on a day to day basis. I realized that it was causing an overall sadness and making me dislike people that I really love. I decided it was time for me to unfriend on Facebook so I could retain those friendships in real life.
By all means, please keep sharing your party pics, wisdom quotes, Bible verses, anecdotes, kids sayings and inspirations with the world. We need more of that...a WHOLE lot more of that. But lighten up on the judgments, extreme disrespect of political parties/figures, and condescension. I know it's your page and you can say what you want but know that everyone doesn't feel the way you do. Keep that in mind when posting or soon you'll look up at your contacts list and find you're not their friend anymore.