Do you ever get some totally ridiculous cryptic Facebook posts by your "friends"?
"Something needs to change."
"I'm so over this."
"It is all just too much."
"Hard core day."
"Worst day of my life!"
"I just want to explode!"
With no explanation at all.
These people are so utterly self centered that they throw out a phrase hoping to entice some kind of empathy without us even knowing remotely what is going on.
Maybe their "worst day of my life" is them burning the toast in the morning.
Or "I just want to explode" is they had a burrito for lunch and now have a large amount of gas.
Their "something needs to change" is them adding a new play list in itunes.
How do I know how to react to their calls for help if they don't actually say anything?
If you don't really want to share what is eating at you then don't throw out cries for help.
And just so you know…
Everything on Facebook is a soulless lie.
The only thing you should be using your Facebook page for is…
Humble bragging (I am so tall and thin it is hard to find anything that fits me.)
Sneaky dating (umm…hi! we went to high school together 15 years ago…I was in your English class…remember me?)
Sharing food pics ( I think that might be part of humble bragging, "I wasn't really hungry, but I ate this amazing 6 course meal with wine pairing anyhow."
Bragging (Just spent another 2 hours with my personal trainer at the gym.)
Marketing (goes without saying)
Showing where you've travelled/vacation. (You could turn this into a humble brag by saying you were sent to Paris and had to stay at the George V where you ran into Micheal Fassbender and George Clooney at the bar…all for boring tedious work.)
Showing off. ( Look how much weight I've lost!)
Showing off what you just bought. ( I had a hard day of retail therapy.)
Showing your newest outfit. (Guilty!)
Showing what you've just accomplished (I just had to replace my running shoes again after running my 6th marathon this month!)
Sharing a funny comic/story/video
…and oh yeah… and bragging.
THAT my friends is what Facebook is for.
Do not look for words of wisdom or empathy on Facebook. Especially when you are unwilling to say what the heck it is all about.
Okay…that is me ranting : )
But just so you know…my next post on my timeline will read…
"I am so over this BS."