Life Without Social Media

Well, almost without. I sometimes check in on a photographer friend by way of Instagram but I am not creating anything or posting anything. I had used social media such as Facebook for a number of years before realizing that the people on the sites were not friends in the way that I think of real friends, they were acquaintances and mutual acquaintances who knew far too much information about me before we had actually spent any time together even getting to know each other. We had never spent time together in person, and I was not happy with the way my relations with all these people were evolving, it was toxic and I decided to stop using social media. I reinstated Facebook once, but all in all it has been two years since I used it and I feel so much better about myself and my life. I feel that Facebook was a source of discomfort and too much detail and critique. in general, a waste of my time which I can now spend on hobbies and (now-- after covid restrictions)- seeing more people in person and developing relationships the old fashioned way


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Jul 2, 2021 at 8:51am

A humblebrag

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Jul 2, 2021 at 9:41am

a friend is not someone you click 'on' ... a friend is someone you click with !

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Jul 2, 2021 at 5:54pm

Whatever downvote me all you want. I quit FB for 4 yrs during trump but used GS confessions thinking I was cooler than the rest of's still all about likes and this is still don't fool yourself. I went back on FB and deleted or was deleted by 300 people until I found my comfort zone and it is actually social. iG was weird and myopic and I got hacked so I avoid that one.
You're not so special unless you actually cut the chord and don't post about that s__t

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Jul 3, 2021 at 2:34am

Ya good luck meeting people in the "real" world.
It's just like social media.
All lies and catfish but to your face.
I can't be bothered with either.
Reality has changed and so have I.

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Jul 3, 2021 at 7:09am

I don’t come here for the likes, I come here for the anonymous group therapy.

Confessions at its best is a way to learn about yourself and work things out internally through dialogue with strangers.

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@Ya good luck meeting people in the "real" world

Jul 3, 2021 at 11:56am

Luck is a shuck like water off the back of a duck. This world on the surface may feel like the town without pity, but its just your test. There are no 'throw away' children in this universe. There is that special partner out there for everyone. The same basic truth is the foundation of all the legit faith patterns. Don't dwell on weird thoughts and don't resist force with force. Turn to the side; deflect and keep moving forward. Forward ever, backward never. You will succeed at last.

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The only this is.....

Jul 4, 2021 at 12:28pm

You can't post selfies here in the Georgia Straight.

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@ the only this is ?

Jul 5, 2021 at 12:24pm

Thank god no selfies
Perverts just love pictures.
So that's a bonus here no pics.

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Jul 5, 2021 at 2:51pm

I was thinking today how much friendlier my FB is feed than most sites, until I upset a hungover American (USA day was yesterday, how come that wasn't cancelled btw?) With a joke that went over their head.

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