So, I have decided to get rid of my Facebook account. Smart move? Only time will tell. At this point in my life, I've been dealing with some distressing health issues and simply cannot handle the emotional drama that keeps unfolding on this social networking platform. A few friends understand my plight and are being supportive and understanding... Others have deleted their own account in response to this. Whether this is in support towards me or some silent form of protest is unknown as no words was said to me. I have been mulling this choice over and over in my head for quite some time now, contemplating how I was going to "break it gently" to my friends. For many of them, Facebook is their main way of keeping in contact and seeing me leave the fold may cause them to think I am breaking off my relationship with them.
Still... As delicate as I was (with a touch of humour to alleviate the shock), I managed to cause some emotional tantrums and ripples! This is the very thing that made me reassess my choice in participating in Facebook. Without body language and inflections, written words can easily be misinterpreted and misconstrued, leading people to jump to unfounded, emotionally tainted conclusion. Pardon my French but... I simply cannot handle this sort of shit at the moment. The recent traumas I experienced on FB have piled up and eventually caused a debilitating health issue to flare-up. Intuitively, I was never keen on FB and only joined after a few friends asked me to do so. The links below explain clearly what my gut feeling was trying to tell me. Nope! This is NOT for me. "Fakebook" left a very bitter taste in my mouth.