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“Doctor, it hurts when I stick pins in my eyes”

by Greg Krehbiel on 14 February 2017

I’ve been off Facebook for about a week now. I check in for two seconds every morning to see if somebody has tagged me, but that’s it.

My life is so much nicer without being exposed to the continual stream of B.S.

It literally pains me to see otherwise reasonable people making such asses of themselves. Facebook attracts idiots and converts normal people into idiots. It’s a menace. Not intentionally. It just is.

I’d rather avert my gaze and look forward to the day it falls under the weight of its own stupidity.

2017-02-14  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 3

  1. William
    14 February 2017 @ 11:04 am

    QUOTE: Facebook attracts idiots and converts normal people into idiots. It’s a menace. Not intentionally. It just is.

    Could it be that you’ve painted the participants of FB with too broad a brush, given you’ve (and possibly others you respect) participated there for a significant amount of time?

    I’m not a big FB fan. It took me a long time to join and once I did it was something I did on a periodic basis (possibly a couple times within a quarter). Yet, it can have its merits, if used appropriately. That said, even if you don’t personally agree with views expressed there, generally speaking, wouldn’t it be a good thing to expose oneself to other ways of thinking, periodically, so that one doesn’t become too myopic?

  2. Greg Krehbiel Greg Krehbiel
    14 February 2017 @ 11:09 am

    Yes, of course I’m painting with too broad of a brush. I thought that was implied or obvious or something.

    Certainly there are some people who can participate without too much trouble.

  3. William
    14 February 2017 @ 11:40 am

    I suspected FB had to have “some” redeeming qualities for you to have participated there so long and gone back after having previously renounced it.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I find when people engage with others or positions in which they disagree, it can “sometimes” open the door to broader understanding (even if there is still disagreement). Occasionally, there are points of commonality that can be discovered that likely would have been missed or ignored otherwise. So, despite not agreeing with some perspectives expressed on Facebook or other online venues, I’ve still found some level of value…if nothing more than understanding firsthand how some “idiots” view the world. 😉