Time for a good old fashioned rant.
Years ago in high school, when both Facebook and I were young the word of social media was a wonderous thing. I had roughly 200 friends, who I knew IRL. You would post pictures of the field party from last Saturday, with all the beer cans covered up with a quick paint job. We used groups to claim prom dresses (It was an all girls high school), and posted statuses stating Katie is…going to sleep.
But not anymore…
Now there are three groups who have infiltrated Facebook and are ruining it for the rest of us nostalgic normal people.
Offender 1: Moms
I am FB friends with my mom, and many of my friends’ mothers, as well as those of my friends who are mothers. My issue with moms on Facebook is by no means pictures of their children, because who doesn’t love pictures of sweet little kids, my issue is when they use their status are an open forum to complain about their children. The whole world doesn’t need to know when little Johnny didn’t make it to the potty on time, or when Suzy got a C in Algebra. My least favorite of the mom posts are the “so and so is grounded for life because he snuck out, got into an accident, etc. and I’m about to kill him”. Excuse me ladies, but this is uncalled for and humiliating to your child. That whole chain of events that led you to that post is due to a lack of respect, not just from your son/daughter but from you as well. If you need a place to vent that badly, please look up a reputable mental health professional.
Offender 2: Party People
True story, I am Facebook friends with a kid I went to elementary school with. Growing up, I rarely heard him speak, and I actually forgot that he matriculated with the class from 1st grade through 8th grade. If you had asked me six months ago what had become of this guy I would have guess he is a lab scientst or something else highly intellectual and quiet. Oh I was wrong. This aformentioned young man is a raver. And he makes a point to tell the world when he is drunk, high, hungry, going to a rave, at a rave, leaving a rave, tripping, tired, ready to get drunk again. Shaking my head. I don’t care if you choose that lifestyle for yourself, its a free country. I do think if you ever want a legitimate job you should probably avoid posting on the internet that you drop molly four times a week. Unless of course you are looking for a future in Miley Cyrus’ posse. Then carry on my friend.
Offender 3: The Semi-political/Semi-religious People.
Dear FB ranter, please locate Benghazi on a map. kthanks! As an individual who sought out a higher education based in the politics and religion, specifically those traditions of the Middle East you can see why this bothers me. Rooted in my deep love of the beauty and traditions of most all religions, minus those that have child brides and Scientology, I believe everyone is entitled to define their faith as they want. I also believe that FB is not the forum to shove your political or religious beliefs in others faces. That what you have ablog for, am I right?? Let’s make the world a better place and keep our very humble and maybe not the best informed opinions about global politics and religions to ourselves???