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    I have the same issue sometimes and will forcefully cut myself off from facebook. Even though I know I shouldn't compare, it is hard not to believe everyone else is cooler, prettier, happier, more successful, etc.

    I'm actually on a forced cut off from facebook now. Ha!
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    Oh you know what does make me sad? When certain people won't friend me on facebook.

    That makes me sad. That's not the same thing as the OP though.

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    It's only sad because it is so superficial. It's still a good way to stay connected with people and provides some light occasional entertainment.

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    ...but I'm an easily depressed 4w5... apparently I'm the only one to respond thus far that is saddened by facebook.
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    HA, I was watching a TV show and the character said, "I was on facebook. Had to share intimate details with people I would usually avoid on the street."

    I thought that was hilarious. I am not on facebook. I have an account, no friends. Mostly only to look up things other people reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyAnnaJoan View Post
    I have the same issue sometimes and will forcefully cut myself off from facebook. Even though I know I shouldn't compare, it is hard not to believe everyone else is cooler, prettier, happier, more successful, etc.

    I'm actually on a forced cut off from facebook now. Ha!
    I've always wondered about that option. Does it help?

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    I don't have a Facebook, but if stuff like that bothered me, I would be surrounded by it anyway.

    I walk to class and hear two girls talking about the AWESOME time they had last night at that party. I sit in class and hear the guy behind me invite 3 people to a party at his place this weekend. I get back to my apartment and hear the girls upstairs cranking dance music and hear people screaming. Hell, I could go to Walmart and see a couple walking together.

    Frankly, if you're going to be made depressed by witnessing the social interaction of others... Getting rid of your Facebook isn't going fix it.
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    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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    cutting yourself off from it? yes. makes you stop comparing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    Frankly, if you're going to be made depressed by witnessing the social interaction of others... Getting rid of your Facebook isn't going fix it.
    not necessarily by witnessing social interactions of others... all facets of comparison.

    obviously, if it's a problem that exists on facebook it is indeed a problem that occurs even without... but with facebook it's definitely worse. especially if you're already depressed and isolated yourself from the world and feeling lethargic. logging on to facebook and seeing that this person created these beautiful photos, or that person went for a mountain adventure hike, or this person went to such and such concert... or this person posted something incredibly funny and witty... etc. etc. it can be very damaging to the sensitive types. we can start to feel as though we don't measure up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyAnnaJoan View Post
    logging on to facebook and seeing that this person created these beautiful photos, or that person went for a mountain adventure hike, or this person went to such and such concert... or this person posted something incredibly funny and witty... etc. etc. it can be very damaging to the sensitive types. we can start to feel as though we don't measure up.
    But how is that any different from hearing people talk about those things in day-to-day life? I mean, when someone goes on a mountain hike... They don't just post it on Facebook. They talk about it to colleagues, classmates, whatever. This is EXACTLY the same as sitting in class and hearing them say, "Dude, I went on this amazing mountain hike this weekend..."

    And you know those people posting witty comments and making constant Facebook updates about how awesome their life is? Guess where they're doing it from? Sitting alone in front of a computer monitor.
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    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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