- You can't have a conversation over five minutes when the person does not mention the word Facebook.
- Any story you try to tell, any news you begin to share is met with the response, "Yeah, I saw it on Facebook."
- This person tells you things about your immediately family that you didn't know yet because they saw it on Facebook.
- This person has friends in different states and countries that they don't even know; they're just Facebook friends.
- Feeding their Farmville animals takes precedence over feeding their children.
- This person knows where everyone is, what everyone is doing, who is vacationing where, and what everyone had for dinner.
- This person has seemingly no life outside of Facebook.
Yes, I have a Facebook account. Sure, I have more than a couple hundred friends. Still, I rarely sign on. It's gotten to the point where Facebook totally drives me crazy. I can't stand the addiction that certain people have to it. They are neglecting their families and ruining their marriages over it. I get sick to death of hearing what people are cooking for dinner, what movie they are watching, how their toenail clipping went, and how bored they are.
Oh my, and then there are the people who reveal way too much personal information on Facebook. Just the other day, an acquaintance posted, "I wish I was dead." Now really, what were you trying to achieve by posting that? Lemme guess, attention? There would be no other reason to say that. I would rather people be honest and post, "I'm having a rough day. Would you all please give me some attention right now?" This same person posts personal information about her kids running away from home and committing crimes. Lovely.
If you find that you can't go more than five minutes in a day without mentioning the word Facebook, you might have a problem. My suggestion to you is to take a breather. Take a break. See if you can survive life in the real world without Facebook. Try it for a week. If you don't explode, you've been successful. See if you suddenly find more time on your hands for important things. See if your relationships with those closest to you suddenly improves.
If you couldn't finish this post without checking your Facebook page, you are beyond help. Well, at least beyond help from me. I'm just a mom, a wife, an ex-teacher, and a blogger. What do I know?
I think this is a great time to send out a request to follow me on Facebook! Ha! How is that for irony???