A little less social

I deactivated my Facebook account.

Just got too tired of people yelling at each other over misunderstandings, and failure-to-try-to-understand ings. Then I got weary of making them angry, by not siding with them quickly enough against the latest and greatest existential threat since at least 1:15 this afternoon.

I got exhausted, being a voice for reason and perspective in a wind tunnel that accelerates emotion and blows it back in your face.

I need a break.

If you need me for anything (and Lord knows you really don’t,) you know where to find me.

Try not to wallow in fear. It’s how they control you.

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  1. Tom Webster says:

    I just tried to tag you on a post (a stupid Rush meme) and, when I couldn’t, discovered that you had done this. I’m sorry Facebook has brought you so much pain. As David Foster Wallace once said, the only thing we can control is how we think about things. I respect that this is part of how you can, in fact, control how you think about things.

    • It took a lot of work to decouple (including passing the torch for Facebook Pages I manage.) More than most would expect.

      Eight days later, you are the first to notice that I’m no longer there. Which has been a revelation to me about the need for Presence as Validation.

  2. Hey! I noticed too. Six weeks later. 🙂 Hope all is well.

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