Many people walk away from reading a status on Facebook thinking they know someone. But the truth will always be you will not. Communication spent in time together is how you know someone. Even just a few moments together twice a week does not qualify you to say you know that person. You have to have one on one time to come to know someone. Because they only tell you what they want you to know and see what they want you to see. That’s the same with Facebook.
You can have a friend on Facebook that post recipes she cooks , you can read about how much she loves to be in the kitchen creating wonderful dishes. She can post about how to save money in your grocery shopping. You can read all the great cooking tips as well and think she has it all together and she is a better cook than You. Think again!!
Yes , she cooked those wonderful dishes and saved money on her groceries. But you don’t know the struggles to feed her family. Breakfast and lunch don’t happen at her house because it takes all she has just to buy dinner. The post about saving only helped her a little bit. Her kitchen tips are true but come out of her mistakes or the lack of having the right tool for a recipe. She loves being in the kitchen but she gets tired and warn out from picking up after others and stressed out how to pay the utilities that run her kitchen.I so hope you can see the point that I’m trying to make.
You can make a status and get 15 to 20 likes and think wow! But the thing you don’t realize is the other 14 read it and didn’t hit the like because they dont like it a bit. They just talked about it to others for two days. Because they wouldn’t have done it that way but better. You can feel proud of your pictures but others criticized them. Only because they do not know you and what you went through to get there or why you feel the way you do about it.
When you confront them in person to explain they will not listen or understand because the Facebook is more truthful to them. It is written in stone is how they look at it. I’m not saying that Facebook is bad , I’m just saying don’t let it be the measuring stick you use to measure your value or someone else’s values. Because you will always fall short.
My advice is add only the people who you know and know you because of fellowship you have already built and our building outside the internet world. What you see and hear is not always true !