Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Get That Positive Feeling

About six months ago I had a huge Facebook clear out. This was possibly one of the best things that I have done in a while, and it turns out that there were a crazy amount of people on there that I'm not interested in and also plenty that would never even say 'hi' to me in the street. There was one woman who even stood in my company for twenty minutes without acknowledging me in any way. These aren't the people I want clogging up my news feed.
Now don't get me wrong, the people that ignore me are not bad people at all and (most) aren't even that ignorant. They are just people who barely know me yet somehow we became 'friends' on a social network site, probably because we met once, have a common school friend or some other pathetic reason.
So once I got rid of the people I didn't know, it was time to take a look at the rest of them.
This was when I realised how depressing looking at the site can be and I found myself actually getting angry at people. I decided I had to be ruthless and made a mental list of the kind of people I didn't want on there any more. This list looked something like this:

  • Delete people who have never spoken to me on Facebook since we became 'friends'
  • Get rid of anyone who found the need to complain about every single little thing in their life, even though it isn't that bad
  • Eliminate everyone that annoys me every time I saw their name appear on the timeline (even though I am never sure exactly why they annoy me)
  • Erase all that have ever made me feel a little depressed after going on Facebook.

That was it. It may seem harsh and many people tell me that they couldn't do it, but now I actually like going on Facebook again. For starters, everyone I have on there are people that I actually like and I am interested in what they have to say and their opinion and I rarely get annoyed after going online. It is a relief to take away those negative people and it does have a positive impact on my real life.
It's amazing how many times I have heard someone say how Facebook messes things up and is full of people that like to stir things up. Personally, I think they have the wrong people on there. Like I said, it may sound harsh, but perhaps you should give it a go. Worked for me.

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