6 Months No Facebook?!? A Love Story

Six months ago I got off Facebook. Good riddance!

“Great job, Erin!” said a friend. “Facebook is horrible for our mental health.”

Little did I know HOW greatly my world view would shift.

You see, with Facebook I had judged a person’s whole being based on the articles they posted or their stance on a certain political or social problem. And then I judged whether they were worthy of my attention in the future based on if I agreed with what I saw.

Facebook locks us into patterns of interacting with ourselves, our thoughts, and the people and ideas in our culture(s). It does this in a way that makes change, transformation, inspiration, and social compromise, highly unlikely…. and this is terrible for children who are constantly transforming and learning how to imagine themselves and their futures. It holds them back.

It’s back to pen and paper and letter writing for me!

Published by Seahurst Wellness and Education Center

I’m a skill-building, proficiency-obsessed tutor and consultant who puts relationships first. I am also a certificated teacher with over a decade of classroom experience. Everything I do is geared to facilitate students’ familial and scholarly wellness and their sense of meaningful contribution to society..

2 thoughts on “6 Months No Facebook?!? A Love Story

  1. I have also felt liberated after leaving the Facebook world. My “friends” and family have my phone number and will contact me for personal connection. Quitting FB also has given me more time and energy to live my life to the fullest.

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  2. To leave a comment, I could’ve clicked on the Facebook icon to fill in my info but I quit Facebook in January of 2012. And not for altruistic reasons or sociological experimentation. I did it because I decided everyone but me was stupid. Whatever the motivation, it was a good idea.

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