I have been considering friendships.
I have running friends, horsey friends, work friends, food friends,
church friends. I don't have friends that blanket all of these areas.
I think maybe we are knowing too much about each other because of social
media. There are just some things I don't want or need to know.
Chris hates the idea of social media. August is our anniversary month.
So as a gift to him, and as an experiment I'm off Facebook for the
month of August. I deactivated my account on Aug 1st in the evening. I
logged back on yesterday for a few hours to gather information I needed
in private emails. OMGosh, the hateful posts against people that
disagree was just overwhelming in the few hours that I was on. I was
very happy to deactivate again, and go take a shower.
Day 1: more reading
Day 2: nap
Day 3: realizing how hateful some people really are with a few moments back on facebook
Day4: feeling very clean being disconnected
I use social media as a tool for racing and running activities. I need
to figure out how to get that from facebook without knowing and
examining the throw-up of everyone online.
I love seeing my children/grandchildren pictures.
So lessons I would like to learn by the end of Aug:
1. Manage online time, if its not productive cut it off and read a book.
2. Limit information received by me by my contacts. I don't need to or
want to know everything. I don't need the stress of people I know
throwing up information that makes it hard to respect them.