Friday, September 25, 2009

time on my hands

Facebook is down yet again and has been all afternoon and evening. What did I do before FB? I read blogs. And I blogged more. AND I got more other stuff done.

This all reminds me why I don't watch TV. Facebook is a lot like TV. It sucks you in and it becomes harder and harder to tear yourself away as you get involved in the daily (sometimes hourly) dramas and happenings that go on in others' lives. It's a quick look into friends' lives, changing moment by moment, with little need for sustained attention. You sit down to go through the latest updates of your friends and when you look up, two hours have gone by. That's two hours of your life you lost without noticing. And you wonder why your hips hurt, why your back is stiff, why your eyes are tired. And when FB is down, not available, frustration ensues. What do you do with all that empty time on your hands. What did you do before you got on FB, only a few short months ago? You lived those hours and life happened, with you as a participant. Time to live.

1 comment:

jorg gray said...

This all reminds me why I don't watch TV. Facebook is a lot like TV. It sucks you in and it becomes harder and harder to tear yourself away as you get involved in the daily (sometimes hourly) dramas and happenings that go on in others' lives. shona stephenson ultra runner