I was on my bed scrolling down and up through my Facebook timeline a while ago and it hit me – I’m literally walking in a sea of strangers. This made me think of how social media has made it so easy for people to come into our lives and for them to allow others into theirs so quickly. Not realizing how detrimental it is to real life and substantial connections.
With that thought I went in a mode of “decluttering” my facebook profile. So there I went unfriending and unfollowing (for acquaintances LOL) until I felt that scrolling up and down wasn’t that useless already.
Before I move on to my deeper thoughts here’s my checklist before unfriending/unfollowing someone:
1. ) You’re someone who I think won’t care for what I do
2.) You post uninteresting things. On a note it’s subjective.
3.) I just don’t know you.
Side note : I won’t because I think you’re cool.
On to the main show…
I actually did this because my timeline started to become a place of longing and fear. Longing for things I wish could happen in my life (which I needed to work on and be patient for) from people who I didn’t know or may not even care about me. Fear because this form of social media wasn’t social to me at all. Because all the people I cared about were drowned in a sea of people whom I thought I knew or were just plain strangers. And if facebook was all about connecting people you cared about I wasn’t able to do that.
I did this because I wanted connectivity and substance. To be part of things that the people I cared about cared about (what?) and see more of what I cared about in general. If I were to do this I needed to take off the weeds for new growth of something better.
So if you’re reading this and you have no affiliation with me on Facebook unfriend me. We’d both be doing ourselves a favor.
Thanks for reading!
I kinda wish I was more careful with accepting requests before. Here’s a song that I listened to while writing this.