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I've wanted to ditch Facebook countless times but I use it to access so many sites that I can't make the leap.

 

I miss MySpace. I loved cramming a song of my choosing into someone's eardrums. 

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40 minutes ago, nullmoon said:

From experience, people get real pissy when they find out. If they're so bothered, why do I never hear from them?! I think people just want to keep updated on your life.

This has been my view on it for a long time, and partially why I didn't want to partake in the sharing of my life to everyone.

They don't need to know, they just want to be in the know.

48 minutes ago, Gesu said:

I'm not an old coot who thinks all social media is inherently toxic and that it's damaging our youth because I think that the people who make it that way are to blame and that the idea of blaming an inanimate object instead is kind of moot, and I actually think social media is a good thing as it allows for broad communication, but I guess I just don't like the way a lot of people act on it and how vitriolic they get over it.

We could discuss this for ages but my take on the effects have more to do with the vulnerabilities that the younger generation are choosing to ignore/willfully accept for the sake of this "broad communication" that you mention. Most people in their late 20's can recall the time when the internet didn't run their lives, and younger people are becoming more and more aware that this was ever an event in history. My worry is that future kids will never know of this alternative, let alone be given an option similar to it.

 

I forgot who told me this saying but it went something like:

"The internet works both ways. You get to see what's going on with the world, and the world gets to see what's going on with you."

It's a quote that could open a big can of worms to those who think about it too much.

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1 hour ago, Gesu said:

I actually think social media is a good thing as it allows for broad communication, but I guess I just don't like the way a lot of people act on it and how vitriolic they get over it. I prefer a more neutral community where people can discuss things like adults (like MH! After all, I guess this counts as social media) instead of saying "if you don't agree with my point and share it then your mum will die LOLOLOL", but that's just my take on it.

I guess it counts as social media, but this statement reminded me of YouTube as well and how zealous people can become on there. (Especially when it comes to things people stan very much)

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On 5/11/2019 at 2:13 AM, Zeus said:

i may or may not have deleted half my facebook friend list in a frenzy of mania

Yes! Me too few months agoXD. I don’t even care if I see them irl anymore and they notice that I had removed them out of the list.

 

Like, fight me for this stupid reason.

I don’t understand why people get mad if you remove them from your ‘friends list’ on any social platforms. Bitch, I don’t like you anymore. 

 

Honestly the moment someone asks me why I removed them from my list I will literally cancel the conversation and ignore them forever. 

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I do a monthly cull of my social media follows. Do I really care about this person? Do I feel good/earn something from looking at their posts? Most of the time people are followed on impulse or friend requests are accepted because I want to be nice. After some time I realise it's not worth it and just delete a bunch of people. It's liberating and I don't care if they get butthurt, life will move on. It can get tricky with family members, so I just mute/unfollow most of them so I don't have to see their updates. 

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I sometimes do a cull of people I'm following on Twitter, and occasionally Instagram. Generally speaking, I follow very few people, and I'm followed by very few people. I try not to follow too many, because I want to be able to see everything from the few that I do. Admittedly, I'm bad at unfollowing people on Instagram. I'll see someone's story multiple times and think, "I should unfollow them already," but I never do.

 

As for Facebook, I don't touch it. I only log in because I'm in a few group chats. Initially, I was resistant to using Facebook because nearly everyone in my family uses it, but now I simply loathe Facebook culture and want no part in it. Although I will say, it's a good place for music news, since a lot of Western bands update their pages regularly (and probably more frequently that Twitter or Insta).

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I need to do this with some of my Twitter and Instagram follows too, but I'm lazy. Plus after looking at their feed, I can't bring myself to unfollow them as I might miss something. However I've been trying to work on this by removing all political nonsense from my feed and just shit I don't agree with, but so far it's only been a few.

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can people just stop being greedy for money....my friend wants to keep her job cuz of the higher pay but i KNOW she's not happy with it. it's about an hour commute and she always comes home dirty with grime in her hair as she's a machine operator and the place she works at isn't the cleanest. yet, she isn't willing to sacrifice all that pay for a more moderate and cleaner job that pays just good enough to make a living, in other words the job i've been working at. i mean, she lives with her mom and sister so the rent shouldn't even cause a huge dent in her bank. plus she doesn't even have any loans to pay. she tells me that she wants to earn a lot so that she can both save and spend money at the same time, which looks to me more like spending than saving. well whatever, it's her life so i can't try to change her mind. it's all just kinda ridiculous to me though.

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2 hours ago, plastic_rainbow said:

can people just stop being greedy for money....my friend wants to keep her job cuz of the higher pay but i KNOW she's not happy with it. it's about an hour commute and she always comes home dirty with grime in her hair as she's a machine operator and the place she works at isn't the cleanest. yet, she isn't willing to sacrifice all that pay for a more moderate and cleaner job that pays just good enough to make a living, in other words the job i've been working at. i mean, she lives with her mom and sister so the rent shouldn't even cause a huge dent in her bank. plus she doesn't even have any loans to pay. she tells me that she wants to earn a lot so that she can both save and spend money at the same time, which looks to me more like spending than saving. well whatever, it's her life so i can't try to change her mind. it's all just kinda ridiculous to me though.

Totally agree here. This is why I don't get people who spend more time working than with their family etc. Sure money is great for security, luxuries etc but if you can't be happy and enjoy life then what good is all that money? 

 

If we truly get one shot at life, we may as well spend it doing what we love (providing it pays the bills!). 

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9 hours ago, nullmoon said:

Totally agree here. This is why I don't get people who spend more time working than with their family etc. Sure money is great for security, luxuries etc but if you can't be happy and enjoy life then what good is all that money? 

 

If we truly get one shot at life, we may as well spend it doing what we love (providing it pays the bills!). 

exactly. life isn't all about the money. there's more to it than that. my friend doesn't want to work at my job cuz she's worried about the 'stability' since it's a part time job (it does get busy during the summer tho so that practically makes up for the slow times). i think she just isn't willing to sacrifice all the luxuries she's been spending on, which makes me feel sad for her.

 

couldn't agree more. i mean well, i'm an aspiring artist which i know does not pay very well but i'm okay with doing a job on the side while still doing what i love, haha.

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There's so much I want to do with my life and sometimes I worry about not being able to do it all. My main goal for the future is to become a paediatric therapist, but I'd also like to try becoming a singer, learning an instrument (probably violin), making beauty products, developing video games, improving my art, writing stories, learning Japanese and French so I can go to Japan and France... and many more things, but I couldn't possibly say what they all are as that list is constantly expanding and there's too much to recall off the top of my head. Being a procrastinator doesn't help much.

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wish i was able to chop hard boiled eggs into perfectly even slices in midair like my favorite anime characters

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is it weird that i go to my instructor's office almost every week just to hangout? 😅

also, he's like the only friend that i've made at art uni so far lol, my classmates are just kinda casual friends in general

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5 hours ago, plastic_rainbow said:

is it weird that i go to my instructor's office almost every week just to hangout? 😅

also, he's like the only friend that i've made at art uni so far lol, my classmates are just kinda casual friends in general

I love having a teacher "best friend". At high school it was my English teacher and at college it's my psychology teacher.

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