Many of my friends and family have asked me if I have a Facebook account. When I say no, they immediately say, “Well, you should get one!”
There are many reasons I don’t want a Facebook account. None of which are that I think Facebook is evil, just so ya know! My daughter and Hubby are both on Facebook, as are many, many of my family and friends, so I truly don’t have a “spiritual conviction” about the merits or demerits of that particular social network. It’s just not for me.
First, Facebook is to ADD for me. Too much going on, too many games, too many applications that have to be waded through to get to anything real. Too busy!
Second, as I have told many who inquire about this subject, I have far too many words for Facebook! I can’t just say, “I love my hubby.” I have to list the five million plus reasons I love my hubby! I don’t want surface chatter. I want real conversations. And I also don’t want to know where your new tattoo is, thankyouverymuch!!!
But the main reason for my not getting a Facebook account is a result of my first experience of looking on Facebook with my daughter. People will write/post ANYTHING!!!! For all the world to see!!!! A blog is a bit different, in that you have to purposely go to each persons page to read what they have to say. FB and others of that type of social network have it all smack dab in front of you, if you are “friends” with someone.
My heart was broken that first FB experience when I saw some of my beloved friends exchange dirty little comments, post photos of themselves in every manner of undress, doing lewd things, getting drunk. Perhaps I would have known these things already, but to unashamedly post about them, even brag about them – I’ll admit to being shocked and unbelievably saddened. My “mercy-gifted” spirit just couldn’t handle it. I grieved for months, still grieve when it comes to my remembrance. I guess I’m a baby, the weaker brother (Romans 14) but I’m just not built for that kind of knowledge. I want to think the best of everybody, even if I know otherwise. So it helps if I stay away from such public displays!
My son and I had a text conversation yesterday. He asked if I was on Facebook.
I said,”No, it’s too ADD for me.”
He said, “Maybe that’s why I like it!”
When I told him I have too many words for Facebook, he said, “Yeah. That’s why I do Facebook. I don’t have to think. I just put something up like, ‘I’m hungry’, and everybody thinks I spend all day checking up on them!”
I laughed out loud!!!
Again, if you have a Facebook, more power to ya! There may come a time when I sign up, but I know my limitations, and Facebook is just not for me right now!
God bless your day!