Not that long ago I was with a group of women and we were discussing FaceBook and one of them said how she wasn't on it much because she hated reading about everybody's perfect lives. FINALLY! I wanted to jump up and down because someone finally had the same outlook I did.
Don't get me wrong I - I am a pretty frequent FaceBook user / reader / stalker but many times (in one day) I really get sick and tired of reading status that are all about so and so's perfect family vacation, perfect children, perfect husbands, and perfect lives and perfect everything. There have seriously been times when I have wished that I had special super powers that would allow me to jump into the computer and give some people a slap and force them back to reality.
I don't know about you but I would much rather hear about true happenings and see less than perfect photos - now speaking of photos I would love to know how some of my FB friends get such perfect family photos! They must edit them or something - what is it called? Photoshop? I need to learn how to use that because my family pictures are so not perfect.
Maybe it is simply a case of "my dick is bigger than yours" and everyone feels that they need to show people they knew in their younger years (or not so younger years) that they have done a good job, are successful, and have a great family. It just always seems as though everyone needs to outdo each other in the perfect life scenario.
I won't lie. When I first started out on FB I would often feel a stab of jealousy or get slightly depressed and have thoughts such as "Gee so and so's husband is so involved with their children - I wish mine was like that!" or "Holy shit! She looks like she did in high school!" "Wow, how nice that they can go on so many vacations!" "Their family always looks so happy" And the list goes on, and on.
However, the more I trolled the FB community I soon realized that I have something many others lack. The ability to feel comfortable with my family's strengths and shortcomings and to admit that we are far from perfect, because as always, I just tell it as it is, good, bad, or in between. A big thanks though to my friends who also keep it real!
Are you a FaceBook user? What do you like most about it? What do you dislike about it?
Until next time,