I learned something this week!
Due to an article I read about pedophiles on Facebook, I decided to close my Facebook account:
It wasn’t a hard decision, although I was very sorry that I would lose contact with so many family and friends, family and friends that I had not seen or spoken with for many, many years before we found each other on Facebook. But, I figured, we would find a way to stay in contact! After all, I was part of their life now and they were part of my life, weren’t they?
Social media is not real. Sure, there are real people on the other side of that screen, but the concern, love, admiration and attention you thought you had from them is not real.
I posted the link and a summary of the article about Facebook’s complicity in pedophilia and notified my many ‘fans’ in this post that I would be closing my account and would really like to somehow maintain our relationships. (I was thinking email, phone, or some other social media, a forum…)
A total of 7 out of 108 ‘friends’ answered me. That means there are probably very few who even read my posts! Ok, so most of my ‘friends’ don’t read what I write. They’re all busy, right?
I waited for more of my ‘friends’ to tell me how they would like to remain in contact after I closed the Facebook account on Monday. ( I set a deadline but wanted to give my ‘friends’ a chance to contact me). No one contacted me.
After 4 days, I began to private message each of them. That was this morning. I told them each that I had to close my Facebook account due to the unofficial permission Facebook management has given pedophiles to operate on Facebook. I said I would like to remain in contact and I didn’t want them to think I had ‘unfriended’ them.
Most of the replies, among those who did reply, were: Go with God, may God bless you, stay safe, I understand, thanks for telling me.
Those replies were very close to, “Don’t let the door hit you in the be-hind”.
So, what have I learned?
I learned no one, well, very few of my ‘friends’ were going to care if we stayed in touch.
I learned I am not that important!
I learned that what I posted or linked on FB was probably for my eyes, only. What I think is important is really only important to me.
I learned that it’s now not that difficult to close my Facebook account!