There have been numerous studies enlightening us on the topic of Facebook and its path that can lead us all to misery – sounds depressing I know. According to an article posted by Time, social networking is supposed to enable us to feel connected to our peers, potentially decreasing negative feelings in our life. However, recent studies from two German universities explained that the use of Facebook can trigger feelings of envy, frustration and loneliness. I have to admit, I became one of these people. I found myself not only time wasting but trawling through my feed evaluating the lives of others who I honestly wasn’t fussed about. It lead me to question, why do I care? On top of that I found certain people would post things to make themselves feel better, leading to endless, useless frustration on my end. My resolution – delete it. So I did.
The reaction that I receive from most people is ‘how will people contact you now?’ and my response – ‘have you come into contact with this wonderful invention known as a mobile phone? well yes, one of those’. I’m a true believer that people are in your life for a reason and what’s meant to be will be. By coming off of Facebook it filters through groups of people that you thought were your close friends (thanks to those effortless Facebook chats) but in reality won’t pick up the phone to call or don’t even have your number. This all sounds very miserable but in fact it just acts as a way to surround yourself with people who you actually care about.
Since coming off of Facebook it has tempted me to delete other social networking sites in order to just focus on what’s important in life. For now I’ll hang on to Twitter and Instagram but Facebook can stay out of the picture.
Check out the link by Time to get a feel of what I’m really talking about!