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    Is this thread making us sad?
    Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeafAndSky View Post
    Broaden your circle of friends to include people who interact with more authenticity? I went down my Facebook news feed and these are the kinds of things shared by friends and commented on by friends:

    I drank Dieter's Tea. Don't EVER EVER drink Dieter's Tea.
    Go Steelers!
    My pet died and I've finally decided to try an antidepressant.
    For three days I'm doing an "honesty experiment" . . .
    Here's a box I painted and it's for sale on eBay.
    I have a migraine.
    Check out this article (politics, philosophy, time travel . . .)
    You won't believe what I overheard on the bus.
    My son's friend has cancer with 8 months to live (prayer request).
    Does anyone invest in organic food?
    Quotes from Maya Angelou, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, etc.
    Please take political action on this environmental issue, or this one, or this one.
    I got two out of four items done on my to-do list.
    Check out this artist, and this one, and this one.
    I'm working on my novel!
    Sharing this music youtube with you, enjoy.
    Zumba!
    Humor, humor links, and more humor, e.g., "[Name] is cle’a]ni.ng hi’s ke]yb29oa;rd"

    I see Facebook as educational and caring.
    This is the smartest friend you have.
    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
    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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    - friends and aquaintances in art school posting about their highbrow compositions and poetry are a bit too artsy for me, but it takes all types. One usually posts beautiful photos, I always enjoy those.
    - now overweight weird ex lover makes me wonder wtf I was attrackted to back then.
    - former class mates now with cool jobs posting about their work related trips around the world make me feel like I should have done better professionally. Then again, I am a freelancer and my own boss and therefor way cooler than any cool employer could ever be, right? Righ?
    - New couples in love with joined profile pics are cute as long as they don't overdo it.
    - comments on how great/cute/funny some stupid mainstream stuff is turns me into an arrogant smug elistist
    - cryptic posts by that pretentious philosophy doctorate who usually posts some deep sounding self made koan always make me wonder what he's smoking
    - the almost daily Repost This If You Love The Lord posts by my former host mum from the US makes me cringe everytime. But I only send christmas greetings and best wishes when she posts about a family situation, otherwise we don't communicate.
    - Seeing my ex flirt with his new flame who lives on the other side of the great pond gives me mixed feelings.
    - Former room mate now successful freelance journalist blogs about his new life as a foreign student in Jerusalem and his views on politics. Sounds interesting, but believe me it isn't. Really. He's a great guy, but his writing is mediocre and self congratulatory.
    - Humorous posts and funny or interesting youtube videos are always welcome
    - I might never have found out some people got married or had children if it wasn't for FB, that's cool. Reminds you how fast time passes.
    - Posts my pages I "liked" remind me of things I like in life. Hey right, I like that writer, series, place, thing, etc...nice to be reminded!
    The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. - Bertrand Russell
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    Aye.

    All of modernity is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William K View Post
    I don't have facebook active anymore, but I'd have to agree that it plays into my sense of vanity a bit. Not that I'm envious, but in the sense of self-criticism. I don't want to even think about my appearance, but I somehow feel urged to on places like that.. and it's depressing. Not really my scene, I guess. I don't want to "peacock", yet I'm also well aware that I couldn't even if I tried. Same goes for career/status/what have you. I'm just sort of out of it, and not exactly picwhore material to boot. When you're made aware of it, it's depressing. I'd rather go back to my own world where none of it matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    - friends and aquaintances in art school posting about their highbrow compositions and poetry are a bit too artsy for me, but it takes all types. One usually posts beautiful photos, I always enjoy those.
    - now overweight weird ex lover makes me wonder wtf I was attrackted to back then.
    - former class mates now with cool jobs posting about their work related trips around the world make me feel like I should have done better professionally. Then again, I am a freelancer and my own boss and therefor way cooler than any cool employer could ever be, right? Righ?
    - New couples in love with joined profile pics are cute as long as they don't overdo it.
    - comments on how great/cute/funny some stupid mainstream stuff is turns me into an arrogant smug elistist
    - cryptic posts by that pretentious philosophy doctorate who usually posts some deep sounding self made koan always make me wonder what he's smoking
    - the almost daily Repost This If You Love The Lord posts by my former host mum from the US makes me cringe everytime. But I only send christmas greetings and best wishes when she posts about a family situation, otherwise we don't communicate.
    - Seeing my ex flirt with his new flame who lives on the other side of the great pond gives me mixed feelings.
    - Former room mate now successful freelance journalist blogs about his new life as a foreign student in Jerusalem and his views on politics. Sounds interesting, but believe me it isn't. Really. He's a great guy, but his writing is mediocre and self congratulatory.
    - Humorous posts and funny or interesting youtube videos are always welcome
    - I might never have found out some people got married or had children if it wasn't for FB, that's cool. Reminds you how fast time passes.
    - Posts my pages I "liked" remind me of things I like in life. Hey right, I like that writer, series, place, thing, etc...nice to be reminded!
    There are definitely both pro's and con's to sites like these, which is why I tend to be somewhat active on those sites.

    I wanted to be clear, that it doesn't always make me sad, but I've definitely gone through periods where it has played into my depression some.

    Some of my friends will definitely post about some of their down sides, as well as up sides. And I do enjoy random links and articles people post, as they do keep me entertained.

    The downside to these sites is when I am feeling down in the dumps or lethargic, or ostracized, or feeling insecure.

    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    I don't have facebook active anymore, but I'd have to agree that it plays into my sense of vanity a bit. Not that I'm envious, but in the sense of self-criticism. I don't want to even think about my appearance, but I somehow feel urged to on places like that.. and it's depressing. Not really my scene, I guess. I don't want to "peacock", yet I'm also well aware that I couldn't even if I tried. Same goes for career/status/what have you. I'm just sort of out of it, and not exactly picwhore material to boot. When you're made aware of it, it's depressing. I'd rather go back to my own world where none of it matters.
    Exactly.
    "I don't know a perfect person.
    I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
    -John Green

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    Facebook doesn't make me sad, because whenever I look at other people's lives, I can't compare them to mine. It does bore me, because most people seem to live an identical life. There are these tiny little differences, but in the end most people are living the exact same life. In that case I need to entertain myself with talking about myself and my life, because at least that's a bit different. I don't know anyone else who's living my life or whatever is close to that. I'm not an obsessive-compulsive party animal, I'm not a high school teen, I'm not a family person, I'm not a housewife, I'm not a hardworking loyal employee, I don't have a carreer, I'm not a shopping addict, I don't play WoW, my life isn't full of pain and agony, I don't pretend that my life is full of pain and agony, I'm not famous yet, I'm npt a bum that spends all day watching TV, I'm not a drug addict... I'm just rare and it's boring to read about the same old lifes all over again.
    I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was obviously on. I used to fly myself and I said, "There's one terrible pilot."
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    F*ck Facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    Exactly, everyone's posting pictures when they're having fun, looking hot, doing interesting things, being in interesting places. Everyone's creating an ideal desirable self.
    I love the people w/ 3000-4000+ tagged pictures of themselves.... it's great.

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    Here are some of my "friends":
    "Fuck meth. Seriously."
    "Sorry, but I refuse to lie in a bed drenched in lust. No."
    "always remember to be happy...because you never know who is falling in love with your smile "
    "any one want to put bets on if i can make it threw the whole year with out kissing or sex (and everything in between)? i got one month down so far:-D"
    "I admire all you young parents out there! I'm just a college student and i'm broke and stressed! I couldn't imagine having a child on top of it!"
    "After dropping my basic macbook probably a 100+ times in the last 2.5 years, it's still fairly function (even w/ a broken logic board).... kudos to Apple durability."

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