Friday, August 12, 2016

Facebook: Depression Central (Facebook as a Cause of Depression)



Facebook has gone from a place where one could share the mundane happenings in their lives to a place where one can complain about their life and the world they live in.  As if life is not depressing enough at times, now it's just all too easy to get online and hear about how much someone else hates a political party, a person, their life, or anything else.

And you know what?  Facebook users are desensitized to it!  It has become so commonplace that nobody even thinks about it anymore or seems to notice.

I have noticed that when another person is in a bad mood, that bad mood rubs off on other people.  Others get upset when they are with someone who is upset.  Well, the same thing happens on Facebook.  When you log on to Facebook first thing in the morning and you read the negative posts and comments, you are going to start out your day in a bad mood!  Crazy, huh?  Not really, actually.  That's just how the mind is.  Positive thinking is oftentimes contagious and so is negative thinking.  It's no wonder that people find that, overall, they would rather hang out with those who are happy and positive about life.

You can't just filter out Facebook's negative attitude.  There's so much negativity going around on Facebook that the whole place just reeks of negativity!  It's as if Facebook has become a big place to rant and spread anger around.

If you are still a Facebook user, ask yourself: "Is being on Facebook really that fun?"

I think it's depressing - and I am not alone.  Many of the hundreds of comments on this website show that many people are completely and utterly depressed when it comes to Facebook.

Sign off for a while and see the world in its full splendor.  Don't like your life?  Then do something about it.  Spending hours and hours on Facebook is not going to make your life any better.  In fact, it just makes you more likely to be lethargic.  Set some goals, go for a walk, do some exercise, spend some time creating the life that you are wanting to live.  Why be jealous of those who spend their lives behind a screen?  You're better than that.  Stop selling yourself short on life.  

There is no better time than the present!  Get off Facebook and begin a new life for yourself!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Election Season 2016 and Facebook

I would like to give a huge shoutout to those who are on Facebook right now posting political posts thinking that they are going to change the minds of everyone else.  

A big kudos to you as you pump out political after political post in a hasty effort to change the minds of those who are getting geared up to vote this coming election season.

If you are one of those people, those people who are spending countless precious hours posting about politics and sharing your love / hate of Donald Trump / Hillary Clinton with the rest of the world, congratulations on the excellent use of your time.

Elections will be here sooner than you know it, and many people who have been so vocal on Facebook might forget to, you know, actually go to the polls because of Facebook.

I had a friend tell me recently that political posts will disappear from Facebook after the election and we can all go on with our lives.  I laughed a bit and thought to myself, "yeah, because they sure stopped with Obama."

Folks, political posts on Facebook are here to stay.  They will be around as long as Facebook is around.  In fact, I would venture to guess that politics is posted about on Facebook right now more than ever and it will continue as such even after the election!  That's right, the political posts are not going anywhere!  So, sit tight and get used to it.  Politics and Facebook is like an ugly marriage without a divorce in sight!

There's a big world out there, and it's really interesting.  You do realize that what you read and put into your mind effects your brain and how you feel, right?  You do realize that when you are BOMBARDED with negativity, you will start to think more negatively.  By beholding we become changed.  So, if you are spending your time reading negative posts, you are going to have a negative outlook on life.  Political posts are, overall, very negative.  It's been an ugly election season, and I try to avoid most of it, but I am feeling it.  I am sure you are too.

So, here's a better idea: Deactivate for a while and clear your mind.  Realize that, besides your one vote, you are pretty much powerless to choose the next president, and if you think for one second that Facebook is going to give you the extra power to change hearts and minds when it comes to politics, you are WASTING YOUR TIME.