Saturday, October 4, 2014

Why I quit Facebook.

Hey readers - some of you may have noticed that I recently de-activated my Facebook account - I felt it's the right thing to do for the following reasons:

Over the days/weeks/months/years that I have used Facebook, I felt like my focus had a tendency to drift when going online, originally for some serious stuff, where I would end up browsing in a ZIG ZAG pattern from one piece of information to another, often over stuff I had seen repeatedly. To me, Facebook represents the bigger of all social media evils.

Why not just not go on Facebook or check it less? The same reason I don't keep junk food in the house - the most direct way of eliminate the temptations.

I have to admit, sometimes what I saw on Facebook altered my mood & decisions, I almost started living vicariously through other people & even feeling 'down' at some points, because others seemed to have such a great time or be temporary accomplishing more while i'm grinding away in a monotonous routine towards the big moments.

Photo Credit: Pawel Kuczynski

I also did not like how it made me accessible to anybody & everybody, where I found myself replying to many personal messages, to people who I don't even know...Some of which don't even acknowledge me in offence strangers...But I already have a heavy work load to do on the computer.

To steel a quote: 15 friends make for real relationships.

Another issue was poor central communication - on more than one occasion, I would have people communicating with me over various forms of communication portholes like Facebook, email, text messages, Skype, ect. of which made it more difficult to track conversations & way to often fudging work with personal stuff.

Facebook was/is not all that bad, great to keep in touch with people, it's was important to be kept in the loop & it did make me laugh on several occasions!

Moving forward, I want to focus more on REAL relationships, be more focused & blog more often so I can keep sharing my experiences - I will also be focusing more on Instagram (follow me @ mattyohallar) because I love playing with pictures since it releases my almost non existing artistic side ;)

I also felt at times I got a bit destructive with others my typing what I believed was either truthful, funny or logical, where of course, it was taken the wrong way....Not everybody has thick skin or has worked on a drilling rig in the boondocks with crazy hard-ass-Albertan's - aka Canada's version of Texan's.

Photo Credit: Pawel Kuczynski

I did resists the urge most times to write bad-ass stuff or rant out my option on actuality's or just venting some random daily hate - I'm proud to I have better discipline than most civilians where I do know quite a few that shot themselves in the foot & some, in the head from their finger tips...

Photo Credit: Pawel Kuczynski

I'm not saying I will never return to Facebook - my noble objective is to focus more on the tangible aspects in my present-life-now, see who's really interested in interacting with me & be able to execute my computer work in a more efficient manner!