We’ve all thought about it. We’ve all said we’ll take a break. We’ve all contemplated a life without Facebook, but… How many of us actually do it… and more importantly, stick with it?
It’s June 4th, 2017 – I was going to wait until Independence Day, for the significance, but I thought, ‘Why delay?” So, as of a few hours ago, I am now OFFICIALLY Facebook-free… a status more and more people are opening up to. And do you know what…? IT FEELS GREAT…!
It has nothing to do with faces, and nothing to do with books. Food people are eating… Gripes and complaints… Self-promotion… Self-grandulation… gossip… and utter dross… Oh, and Facebook collecting lots of information about you to sell you sh*t you don’t want or need. It really has nothing to do with bringing people closer together. Nothing to do with changing the world for the better. Such an international platform for connectivity hasn’t done a thing for World Peace and Global Unity… in fact, it really looks like it has helped to perpetuate the elitist status quo.
“Facebook is the grazing field for Sheeple!”
What does ‘Mark’ care, he’s made his billions? I hope it’s a short-lived Pandora’s Box… because that will at least leave us with HOPE. Thank goodness Elon Musk was not as shallow and short-sighted. Not all ‘child’ billionaires are created without a soul and a conscience.
Facebook-free, The Future
So, day one of Facebook detox… I look up at a lovely, blue sky. The birds are chirping. The world hasn’t ended. I’m still going to give us much, love as much, and be the best me I can be… I’m going to be forcced to ACTUALLY meet and call people IN PERSON…! ‘Old School’ seems to be taking a bit of a rivival…! No more hiding behind aliases. No more reclusive behaviour… Go out and experience the world…!
I’m going to chronicle my Facebook ‘detox’ here… who knows who’ll read it, I don’t care. This is NOT Facebook.
I’m Good Enough, And So Are You!
I forgive you, if you are addicted to Facebook. Free yourself! I haven’t even published this yet, and I’m already being ‘attacked’ by the nay-sayers! Bah Humbug, to you all…! You are as individual as a sunset, why not watch one for a change, actually experience it, feel it, rather than snap it and post it on Facebook to see how popular you might be? I don’t know who you are, I don’t care WHO you are, BUT I care about you. You are unique, you are special, you have something to give and contribute to the world around you.
I’m not saying what I’m doing should be a social media wipe-epidemic, but at least consider scaling back. How much of YOUR life do you lose in ‘Mark’s World’? Have you been ‘Zuckered-in’? You only have one life. YOUR life is precious. Your experience of YOUR life is precious!
The Matrix. It was a metaphor. You’re not a battery, but what do you produce, and for whom…? Why…?
Ask yourself some questions. IF you ARE a battery…
- What does the world look like, that you want to live in?
- What role do you play in that world?
- Why do you deserve that role?
- What are you prepared to GIVE to have that role in that world?
- Do you really have any ‘friends’?
- When was the last time you read a book?
Why not ‘unplug’ from the Matrix…?
Anthony James Donnelly is an author, motivational and business coach, and life guide. He has spent over 20 years working directly with individuals and corporations to adjust their perspectives on life. In his latest book, “My First Goal-Setting Book: How To Effectively Set & Achieve Your Life Goals”, he concisely explains how to get whatever you want out of life. Dumping Facebook is just the first step to freedom…!