The idea came to me earlier in the summer while I was lamenting about how much our society is reliant on Facebook and why to we have to be slaves to social networking companies and blah blah blah…it was at this moment that I realized I did not even want to be tempted by scores of FASCINATING life updates from people I’ve spoken 3 words to IRL.
“Now Hunter,” you may ask, “why can’t you just exhibit self control and not waste hours on Facebook when you have the whole of Europe at your fingertips, I mean you probably won’t even have time to go online like you do at home?”
And to that I say, I don’t even want the option. I’m a part of a lot of groups and organizations that sometimes piss me off or at the very least irk me. I don’t want the chances of a pleasant afternoon ruined because I’ve found out that a group thousands of miles away has made another ridiculous decision.
This may seem petty, but I’m hoping in the long run it will also ween me off of Facebook in general and allow me to figure out other more social ways to communicate with people.
I get home from vacation late tomorrow night and will be spending my last 2 weeks before Prague organizing my life and preparing to set off into the world. This will include my inevitably dramatic temporary leave of absence from Facebook.
I should probably go get started on my explanation status now…Lord knows I’m so popular that people will be protesting my decision left and right.