Well Color Me…..

My ramblings on the world in general and my life in particular

…So OVER the Drama of Facebook

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I’m not over facebook, I mean, where else can I play my farmville 2 game and my Las Vegas game and earn free comps in the real live Vegas?  What I AM over, however, is the drama people cause on facebook.  They make veiled references to things that are going on in their lives in an effort to get people to ask them about it.  Get real people, if you’re having a craptacular day, just say, “I’m having a craptacular day!”

I also hate they way people complain about people in their lives in vague ways when they know good and well that the same person is either their friend, or they have 17 frients in common and one of them will be sure and share the news.  What happened to the old addage “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all?”  It still works, folks.  Really if you have something un-nice to say about someone, either have the courage to say it to their face, or don’t say it at all.

And finally, if you’re going to post political stuff, or rants, be prepared for people to have differing opinions than yours, and don’t attack them for sharing them.  If they attack you for YOUR views, go for it, but if they simply state a differing opinion, let it go.  This is America people, and we are encouraged to have differing opinions. It’s one the founding principles of this great country of ours.  Here’s the thing, if you don’t like what someone has to say, you have this amazing power, it’s called IGNORE.  You can do it, I know you can.  I have oodles of friends that post political things that I don’t agree with – I don’t respond, I just let it go.  If I do feel the need to respond, I will do it with the utmost of respect – you know, something like, “Respectfully, I disagree because….blah…blah…blah.”  If they are unwilling or unable to accept my right to have a differing opinion they can unfriend me, or I can unfriend them – thankfully it’s never come to that because for the most part, my friends are mature and intelligent people.

Simply put, facebook is NOT a place to air your dirty laundry, or launch a vendetta against a former friend or family member.  It’s a place for games, cat videos and pictures of you when your mom made you wear that plaid polyester pantsuit for school picture day back in 1973.

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