Wow. It’s been nearly three years since I dropped my “Final” message here. I’ve wasted a whole lot of time on Facebook these past few years, and it’s taken me this long to decide… enough. As I said in a recent blowout there, “Facebook is high school all over again, but with wrinkles, cat pictures, Candy Crush, and photos of grandchildren.”
I miss writing. Really writing. Facebook is the lowest common denominator: Memes. Reposts of others’ statuses. Digital vomitus. There’s very little meaningful material to be found there. It’s voyeurism and egocentric flagellation, mind-numbing “games” that waste valuable time, and worst of all, a security nightmare.
I’m done with it.
I really don’t care what my decades-past high school friends think about our world, since we rarely agree anyway. I care even less what they ate for lunch, saw in town, or what their grandchild or pet did that made them laugh or cry. The last time I breathed the same air as these folks was nearly thirty years ago, and it’s not likely I’ll see them again, so why feign interest? Most of them hate my politics, and I hate theirs, so to hell with them – I don’t want to ‘get together’ just to have someone insult me or my core beliefs under my own roof. Most of these Facebook “Friends” were people I couldn’t stand to listen to or spend time with three decades ago. Why do I bother what they think of me today?
Worse, I’m sick of constantly being horrified at what my kids are doing. I don’t need to hear about how my eldest – who was making something of himself and doing great things – has surrendered to boozing, whoring, and going nowhere. I fear for him, but I don’t need the anxiety of seeing it rubbed in my face almost daily.
I need a creative outlet again… something that lets me express what I’m feeling without sharing it with the whole damned world. I just wish WordPress allowed for a closed board. I’ll maybe look into moving to Joomla or Drupal CMS, but for now, this will have to do.
Maybe with a little elbow grease and creative attention, this place can shine