Dear Anti-Facebook Facebook Friends,
I heard a lot of people say that they don’t like people who “overshare” in Facebook.
I have read a lot of articles that discuss this behavior too and the bottom line almost always is this: people who posts frequently in Facebook are losers.
But, whoever asked you to follow these people anyway?
Who is crazier? The ones who overshare in social media or the ones who actually follow these people and complain about it?
Food for thought, huh?
I really don’t mind seeing posts of my friends sharing their every day lives, the milestones they’ve reached, or even just mundane things like what they are currently wearing, watching, or eating. I don’t mind because I think if it helps them feel better, why would I say anything against it?
I always have the choice to unfollow them if I feel like it annoys me but why would anyone’s “happiness” annoy anyone anyway?
Social media might not be for everyone. But in this world, is this still something anyone can run away from?
There are different types of Facebook users. There are those who do not want to post at all. There are those who posts sporadically. There are those who posts every day. There are those who secretly spy on others’ posts.
You can be any of these type. But you can’t be judgmental.
Let these “Facebook flooders” enjoy social media. As long as they don’t hurt you, who cares if your timeline is flooded.
When I watched Avenue Q, I was introduced to this German word “schadenfreude”. It means “pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.”
Why can’t we create an antonym for that word? To have pleasure derived from someone’s happiness?
We are in a world with so many tragic news and happenings, let’s not add to it by judging people who want to post what makes them happy.
So post away my dear Facebook friends. I want to see your happy faces because in a way, it makes me happy, too. It gives me pleasure to see good things happening in your lives because we all deserve that. I love reading your anecdotes about your kids. I like it that I am aware if you need help because I might be able to help.
And for you who think otherwise, if you think that your Facebook friend is doing something wrong like putting his/her security at risk, be a real friend and tell that person what can be done to avoid these things.
And don’t worry, even if you don’t like my post, I still like you. 🙂