F*ck Facebook. Seriously.
Yesterday, I hit my limit with rage porn on Facebook, so I took 24 hours off. I thought that would give me the opportunity to relax and stop getting so super angry with every annoying post that I saw.
Well, I was wrong. Time did not help. When I logged back in this morning, I saw a meme that both my mom and my mother-in-law had shared that was the internet equivalent of standing out on your front porch, shaking your fist, and screaming for kids to get off your lawn. Normally, I’d be able to let that go. But not today. No, I had to let them both know that they were being uncool and were better than that. That’s right. I mommied the moms. I actually went back to my comment 4 times, trying to figure out how I could change my response to be more kind and loving. Couldn’t change it. The voice in my head said, “No. They need to know.”
The Dark Side is strong with me right now… and I’m not proud of it.
So, I’ve decided that it’s time for me to take some serious time off from Facebook. If I can’t even be kind to my moms, I have absolutely no prayer of controlling my bitchiness with anybody else.
If I could magic Facebook into the medium I want it to be, I’d only be reading personal status updates that have to do with what’s actually happening in the lives of my family and friends, reading articles about things that make people happy, and watching videos of cute animals — and that’s it. The only way to make that reality happen is to actually contact the people I care about to catch up with them and share my daily awesomeness here. I’m not going to quit doing the things that help me keep good mental health just because I’m not doing them on that platform. And I know it sounds crazy in this day and age… but I’m going to actively check in with people to see how they’re doing… like it’s the 90s or something. Odd as it seems, I actually believe this will strengthen my friendships.
3 Great Things About Yesterday
- Adam had prepared me for him having to stay late at work — but when regular quitting time rolled around, he was actually able to come home.
- Getting super frustrated and angry about the rage porn on Facebook helped me to actually willfully ignore it and spend the day doing things other than scrolling and reading articles online. I actually got more chores done yesterday than I had the entire previous week.
- Had a good time brainstorming on a game that I might make.
What made YOUR Friday fantastic?
Scottish Fold kitties make my heart go sploosh!
Betty Who is my new girl-crush. Berklee alum to boot! 🙂 I’m really lovin’ this track. It’s got a really late 80’s, early 90’s feel to it.
Hope y’all are all having a good weekend.