Why I'm bugged? Tonight Facebook bugged me because sometimes I get honestly so sick of people's updates (don't worry, not yours) and how they make every freaking day of their lives seem like some Utopic dream they're living. This is what I want to write a dissertation on someday -- WHY people feel the need to say what they say on Facebook? Is it to be informative? Is it to impress? Is it to compensate? Is it to fool us into thinking their life is something it's not? Is it totally innocent and just for fun? Is it to initiate discussion? I want to know WHY. I also want to know why we blog? Same thing -- is it to show who we REALLY are or who who we WISH we were? I feel like I blog because it makes me feel connected. It makes me feel like when something good or bad happens I can put it out there and get some feedback which makes me feel like I'm not alone.
On Father's Day I wrote a note to my dad on his Facebook wall telling him I loved him. My brother asked, "So you think Dad reads his Facebook account even though he's dead?" Good question but that's not the point. I don't necessarily believe he's reading it but I do feel the need to put it out there; to get it off my chest and put it somewhere else instead of keeping it to myself.
But why, oh why the crappy Facebook updates? I once dared a friend to respond to one particular update with the words, "NO ONE CARES." We both chickened out but wouldn't it feel good once in awhile? Anyone out there willing to do it for us all? I think it would make me/us/everyone feel a little better.
[Let me clarify that I don't feel this way about all FB updates. Just 90% of them...]