I joined FaceBook. Sorry!!!!!!! I know you would like to kill me where I stand, and I don’t blame you one bit. I wanted to connect with my childhood friend that I spent grades 1 through 8 with. The only way I could see to do that was through this god damn FaceBook crap. I hate FaceBook and the moron who started it, but what is, is.
So I spent a day looking up people from my past. Now that I have found them I see no advantage to having done so. They didn’t mean a thing to me last week, so why should they be important today.
Life moves on. We have friends and we move on. Dragging up old friends seems to be a waste of time and energy because they want to talk. And there is really nothing to talk about if you think about it. They have their life and I have mine. Neither of us were involved. Yeah, you can reminisce about old times, but then what is left to be said.
Social media is a thing for lonely soles that have no life. People that need to connect to others, even if the other people don’t want to be bothered by them. If I liked you that much we would be in touch on a regular basis via telephone; letters; or in person. FaceBook is a poor substitute for contact. It is a way to have contact without actually having contact. A place for people with no life to interject stuff into other people’s lives with no aftermath.
But that is what this society has become. Internet related without ever actually having met those we talk with. Since I signed up with F.B. I have gotten a gazillion friends requests from photographers i know the names of but have never met in person. A half a gazillion requests from models I know the names of but have never met. And a couple gazillion requests from people who I have no idea who or what they do. So why would I make you a friend if I have no clue who you are? Or what you are? If I haven’t met you and really liked you, you don’t have a chance in hell.
I enjoyed talking with my childhood friend. We have not spoken for 50 some years. He looks old, but I probably do as well.
My best friend on a petrified tree, somewhere in South Dakota.