SO we had to hightail it out of our office again at about 10:30 yesterday. It is beyond frustrating because the work doesn’t get less and our working hours are about half. Needless to say that the threat of retrenchment doesn’t help.
So now onto my real post – Facebook. I use Facebook mostly for information purposes so I have liked a lot of pages about cooking and LCHF and running and then to have some kind of record of photo’s and what we do for Zoe one day, if Facebook still exist. And it is nice to see what my friends overseas are up to.
However I do think that Facebook can have a tremendous impact on you if you are discontent or unhappy or depressed or have a tendency to be jealous.
When do people post on Facebook? About another humdrum day in your life when you oversleep and spill coffee on your only clean outfit and then have to drop the kids off at school and rush to work to do the same thing that you have done for the past 5 or 10 or 20 years?
No you post when you go on holiday or when you go to the spa or when you get flowers from your Hubby or when your child achieve something good – nobody is going to post when your child has to sit detention.
So the snapshots you get of people’s lives are all the good things and none of the bad and the ugly. However it is easy to forget that so and so hasn’t posted for months and are now posting all the time because of a holiday or something similar.
And let’s not forget the people that friend request you and you accept but then they don’t know you when you sit next to them at the netball game at school or ignore you in the gym when you pass them. How bizarre – friends on the internet and strangers in real life.
And there is an even darker side – the girl that we know that tried to commit suicide – she posted a cryptic message on her page just before she drank the pills and in hind sight you could see that she meant for it to be a farewell note and everybody ignored it. So with confidence and esteem issues she can very likely interpret it that nobody cares for her.
Does this mean that I’ll quit Facebook? No because for me it is less about the people on Facebook and more about the information and the showing Zoe our journey once she is bigger.
Brrr it is soooooo cold in Gauteng!