Now I know Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites are there for people to express themselves, I know it’s my choice to “follow” or befriend these people, and I know if I don’t agree with their posts I should delete them.
However I find myself perpetually pulling my hair out at the never ending updates on how terrible people believe their lives are. I’ve deleted, un-followed and hidden upwards of 50 people in the last few weeks and yet…Here I am, still with a newsfeed full of idiots.
The terrible irony of this post is that I myself am ranting and moaning about people ranting and moaning. The fact of the matter is however, that I’m not; Moaning about not getting certain gifts, not being able to afford to go out and get black-out drunk, I’m not moaning about the constant rain (Even though we’ve lived in a rain soaked country for upwards of two decades) and I’m definitely not moaning about “Who my real friends are”.
If your life truly was as difficult as you portray it to be online, then I highly doubt you’d be posting on Facebook at all, let alone from an iPhone 5 that you recently posted a picture of.
Social media brings people, cultures, ideas and thoughts together on the web, but it also brings out some truly ridiculous people. So if you are one of these guys or girls incessantly moaning about your lives, spare a thought for those in this world who don’t have “beats” by Dr Dre…Or running water.