Facebook has become a daily part of our lives, even if we don’t like it or find ourselves bored for a moment it seems almost an automatic response to have a quick scroll through the Narcissistic, step by step guide of people’s lives.
To be honest I do go on it and rarely does it bring me joy it normally infuriates some rage or other with people’s posts… so please see below some of my top pet hates, that “friends” not real friends of mine post on a daily basis.
1) The constant GYM status and check in’s at the gym. WHY on earth do I need a daily reminder that you are heading to the gym, or have arrived to work out?? Firstly no one cares, secondly why don’t you just head to the gym and bloody, get on with your work out instead of being on your phone and making a point and utter waste of time telling Facebook! Also if I’m on the sofa perhaps eating something of the chocolate variety, if I wasn’t feeling guilty enough before but now you’re telling me you are at the gym AGAIN, bore off honestly. Don’t even get me started on the gym selfie’s!!!
2) The constant love-in over baked couple status, photos about every inner, minuscule second of your relationship. Now this has started #love #greatestboyfriend #flowers #bestdayever!! Do-one, please just enjoy your relationship and be in that moment rather than taking a photo and wallowing in the amazingness of it all. SECONDLY more importantly Facebook is NOT I repeat NOT twitter so please don’t use hashtags, don’t over-use them and just stop – full stop.
3) The sympathy gainers do my nut. *having the worst day ever,* or the *can’t believe what has just happened* – only to then have 10 odd comments *oh no hun what’s wrong* – for them to reply *I can’t talk about it on here*!!!!!! THEN WHY have you originally put it on Facebook. To then turn coy. These people should be deleted, why not text or call your friends and talk about the issue rather than publicly shame it all on Facebook.
People seem to forget the public arena that is Facebook. Those awful sympathy, moaning, status’s especially work moaning ones could haunt you forever and stop you gaining future employment. Facebook checks before interviews are far more common than you think, I witnessed this being done at my last job. Think before you post or don’t post at all.
4) This needs to be abolished sooner rather than later and this is the death of “THE SELFIE”, it’s too much. People taking a “Wednesday selfie in the office” why on earth? Generally the self-narcissistic obsession of people taking pictures of themselves and even people posting this with a comment, ‘sorry for the selfie.’ urrmmmm then don’t bloody post-it. Not going to lie, scroll back to my University pictures on Facebook and I too was a selfie taker. Fast forward to the ripe old age of 29, I shy away from pictures let alone posting posing ones of my face. It’s unnecessary, vain oh so vain and pathetic. This also extends to the celebrity selfie and Kim Kardashian who brought out a selfie book titled “Selfish” oh the irony. The selfie stick is a hideous invention and if you generally went out and spent real money on a stick to help you take pictures of yourself, then you are no friend of mine. Anyone who knows you should have a quiet word and break the stick in half.
5) Another massive pet peeve of mine is “CHECKING IN“. Just to put it simply no-one really cares. Checking in at station, restaurants, Starbucks or even creating a retreat for your home. This is what baffles me, so you go for a coffee with your friends at the ever booming Starbucks and you decide to check in? Are you not with your friends anyway? Are you not there to have a in-person catch-up and chatting time. So instead you decide to waste time on the phone checking-in to tell Facebook that you are having a coffee. The whole thing is completely pointless, is anyone really going to comment or even like it? Also people are losing the moment they are in by checking in or constantly updating Facebook with their movements.
Society and the way we used to live 10 years ago has completely changed thanks to Facebook. Psychologically more people are having issues due to the over-emphasis, exaggerated posts about people’s lives. To someone who may be depressed or lonely, Facebook acts as a shove it in your face, of how great everyone else’s lives are. When in fact the reality is very different. Selfies and gaining likes and attention is making people self-obsessed and vain. Nobody enjoys the moment, instead they post, film the gig or take endless pictures. Also people going on holidays can be found spending ages trying to take the perfect picture of themselves on a cliff, by a pyramid etc.. Not for their personal photo album but for a profile picture and to show everyone what a fabulous time they are having. I can only see this getting worse and the detrimental effects on people’s state of mind.
- Why not try leaving your phone in the other room, talk to your housemates, partner or watch your favourite programme without going on facebook.
- If you go out for dinner with your friends, partner, family etc.. Keep your phone in your bag, you don’t need to constantly check it.
- Just try not putting a status, do people really need to know this? Is it going to change anything, is it worth it?
Enjoy the moment, live, laugh and be with the people you love, you don’t need 10 pictures to remember it, you don’t need to upload your restaurant meal.
Enjoy your life, live it don’t post it. Try it you might be surprised how irrelevant Facebook is…