If you can’t afford a trip to Disney World and don’t like going to church, take a romp through Facebook where everything is a joke, un-real fantasy seeming or, like going to church with prayers. The place where nothing is real and everyone’s lives seem like they’re living in one huge either grateful or wonderful life.
Want to feel badly about yourself? Go read your Facebook friend’s walls. Tell me what you see. Everyone is grateful, happy, laughing, sharing the attributes of their family lives, joking around or praying for you, while sharing good wishes. It’s like a trip to Fantasy Land that makes you feel like somehow, you’ve travelled down a wrong path somewhere while everyone else has found the right one to go down. They’re in Heaven while you’re still working hard at trying to find your way out of Hell.
Didn’t get the time to go to church, synagogue or temple this week? No problem. Look at your friend’s walls. There will always be someone posting prayers or preaching.
Need a laugh? There’s plenty of jokes going around on the Home Feeds and one will ensure that you’re laughing heartily.
Were you not able to have children or yours has gone by the wayside and you haven’t heard from them in months or years? No worries. You can see everyone else’s children as they grow up and see photos of them too.
No one seems to love you or care about you? Don’t fret, Facebook is filled with people sharing their love for everyone and, will send you well-wishes while they’re at it. After all, their lives are filled with love, laughter and joy so, there’s plenty to go around.
“Share if you love your grandchildren more than life itself.” Oh sorry. You don’t have grandchildren? Don’t worry about that either. You’ll get to click “like” on everyone else’s grandchildren, complete with photos on their walls.
However, if you’re looking for people who will share in your problems, make you feel like you’re not alone in having them or, want to drown out the fact that your life isn’t one huge love-fest-party, you might want to seek forums elsewhere and avoid Facebook like the plague.
No one’s life is that charmed or happy. Trust me when I say that Facebook gives the illusion that all is well and everyone lives in one huge bubble of happiness, fun, love and faith as it appears in that portion of social media. It’s all in what you don’t see or hear on Facebook that is reality. Talk to any person who has posted nothing but jokes, fun and happy photos and you’ll find that most are people, trying to either “keep up with the Jones’s” or, put up a front like their lives are going swimmingly well. You’ll find the reality in that talk.
From my little corner of life, Facebook is like a Disney story where it’s small tidbits, built into a story of wonderment and fun. Their realities are not as charming as what their personal walls make it seem. If you truly want to feel better about your life, stay off of Facebook for awhile or…talk to those you feel are leading charmed lives and see for yourself. Either way, Facebook is not real. It’s fantasy.