Once again, I have removed myself from Facebook. It won’t last, but I desire a respite from the fray. Once I am “in” the Facebook activity stream, I am hooked on it and can’t seem to get away from it. It’s like an addiction…an addiction to the artificial sense of camaraderie the site produces; people care about me, so all must be right with the world. But, in truth, people care about the activity stream, not so much the people in it.
I do not like feeling “needy.” And that’s the sensation I experience at times when I’m checking Facebook. I “need” to see the latest updates. Pre-Facebook, I didn’t get 24/7 updates from people I’ve never met; somehow, I now require them in order to be a whole person.
Perhaps the online silence will spur me to write more. I’ve been taking an unearned break from the mindset necessary to write something worth reading. Back to work.