It is so annoying. Why are we so busy…?? Are we seriously so busy or just pretending to be one. One of my friends posted this status message on FB, “Is it the friends that i have who don't respond or is it me whom they avoid responding to…?? Reading this message and my own experiences (even now I am experiencing it and I am very sure in future also I will) got me thinking. I thought, why are we so freaking busy…?? Can’t we just reply to an SMS or a call from a dear one? I have come across people who have, the so called “Smart Phone” but they just don’t reply back. For me it’s terrible. It is sick. I do follow what I mean and make sure that I do reply to every call or an SMS even though I am busy. I guess those people really understood (or rather misunderstood) the meaning of Smart Phones, where you can use it not only to call or message but also to browse the net, update your Facebook status, write something on twitter, check out what’s new (like Google +), poke someone (obviously not literally when you are a Smart phone user). The main objective of Smart Phones and FB is to Stay Connected in addition to being physically connected and not to replace our physical connection.
I am angry. If you can’t even reply to a call or a message, just throw that phone into a dustbin. I just don’t get it. How in the world can people say they are busy, when they have time to update their status messages on FB, tag people in their photos, comment on others status messages and keep poking someone. I am not one of those who blame FB. If something bad happens blame FB. To all those people who love blaming FB, why don’t you just blame yourself for once? If we can’t accept something, blame it on FB. If a couple gets divorced, if someone commits suicide, if someone’s house gets burgled, if a lover breaks up and for so many other things, the best thing to do is blame FB. If we can’t be responsible for our actions then we don’t have the right to blame someone or something. It looks so damn cheap. Some slowly get absorbed by the FB way of dealing with things in real life. Before they realize, they would have got addicted to FB.
If you broke with someone, go deal with it for yourself, why are you spoiling a great site called FB? Well wondering why this guy, who earlier takes a dig at FB, now says it’s a great site. Yes it is a great idea and noble one. I met all my school friends via FB after 10 years and one school friend called me at night 12’o clock….:) Man…..it was an awesome feeling. But the problem is we don’t know how to use it and will never try to do so, because “We Are Very Busy, You Know”
I removed one of my dear friends from my FB friends’ list. Yes I really did and I am glad about it. I know what people’s reaction would be, “Oh why did you do this…? Did you really do it?” By the way for all the FB addicts, I didn’t remove my friend from my Heart list, just from FB friends list….:P. Our friendship is too valuable to be guided by the FB way of dealing with friendships. If I miss someone, I would be glad to pick up my mobile and give a call and tell that person rather than putting a status message saying, “I miss you sooooo much, feel so lonely without you…..”
Just a thought, what if the person rarely uses FB and you put a status message saying you miss that person like hell? What purpose does that serve, nothing, absolutely nothing? So next time when you miss someone, use your “Smart Phone” to call rather than using it to update your status message on FB.
Some FB Statistics for you,
- FB is used by 1 in every 13 people on Earth;
- Over 50% of the users log in everyday;
- Average user has about 130 friends;
- On average, more than 250 million photos are uploaded per day;
- In just 20 minutes on Facebook over 1 million links are shared, 2 million friend
requests are accepted and almost 3 million messages are sent;
- About 28% check their FB on their smart phones before getting out of Bed;
- 48% of 18 to 34 year olds check FB when they wake up;
- Over 200 million people access Facebook via their mobile phone.
This article came in a newspaper sometime back. A lady who had many friends on FB felt that she didn’t know many of them. So she came up with a noble idea. She promised herself that each week she would meet one FB friend and try to know that friend, face to face. Isn’t it great, it’s fantastic. I know everyone can’t do this, but atleast we can give a call and say Hi to a friend, whether we miss them or not, can’t we…?? Think about it.