Something happened a while back that got me shaking my head and wondering what really is going on with us ?
Here it is …
I was scrolling through my face book news feed hadn’t been on it in a while, I had so much to catch up with, when suddenly my eye caught on something that made me so sad. A friend who had died a very painful death at the ripe age of 40, had people congratulating her, praying and wishing her many more fruitful years on earth.
As I read through the comments some faceless keypad friends had said ” I wish you good health , joy , peace , long life for many years to come as you celebrate adding another year today , and so they went on, a few who cared and really knew her had said RIP.
If the ones who were congratulating her just because they got a birthday notification really cared and had bothered to read through her comments they would realise she died 2 years ago.How painful seeing those messages must have been for her family.
This brought me to the reality that most of the people who you add or add you on face book don’t care and cannot be bothered about you, you are just a statistics on their face book page that makes you think you have a lot of friends. We all sit around relishing at the comments and likes we get from our articles and photos posted on face book. We can’t even be bothered to call family , friends on their birthdays , Christmas etc but are content with putting a line on Facebook to these faceless friends .
Am sorry to bust your bubble people but majority of Facebook friends are just keypad friends , a few of you may have the friends on your page that mean a lot to you but majority are just statistics .
I have nothing personally against Facebook, it has brought a lot of people together who without it might never have found or come across each other again, what I do however have a problem with is those who think people on face book love and care about them because of. Comments or likes they put on their page, or an out-of-place poke they get once in a while.
Some of you have put things about yourself on face book that I shudder to discuss, you put your whole life on face book for the world to see, hmm, you forget that information on Facebook stays on permanently , in future when you are up for an appointment , elected place or a prestigious award , this things might come back to bite you hard.
Please beware , let’s go back to the good old days of human real communication, , give someone a call today , send them an actual paper card or even a physical cake , personally I can’t stand the pictures cakes on my birthday, cos I love cake so much , they make my mouth water , look amazing but totally inedible .I always wonder what am supposed to do with it .
I hope this touches your heart and gets you thinking about those friends who really care about you .
Get back in touch with your real friends who care .about you and stop trying to impress your keypad friends who are not bothered about you either way.
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