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!

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  2. Deleted my Facebook this past June and am much happier. I found after a few weeks that some of my brain fog dissipated, and I could perceive the world more clearly. I kept Instagram for a couple of more months, even though I had no real life friends on it, just followed things that interested me, but deleted it too. Those were my only social media accounts. I even deleted my gmail account off my phone so I could only check email via my laptop. My brain just seems so much calmer and clearer without constantly checking things that have little to no value to my life. Hope everyone can gain the courage to delete and live a better life.

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