Earlier this year I broke one of my personal rules I had abided by for quite a few years: not using social media. So I signed up for Facebook.
Everything was fine at first. Things kind of went sideways when my cousin wanted to be my friend because I don't give a crap about her stupid **** (and this feeling only increased when she used the payout from her brother's life insurance policy to buy herself that huge, new house that will nickle and dime her for years to come via taxes, very smart) and within a few weeks I just grew insanely bored and uninterested in the whole thing.
I'm sure some might take issue that I don't care about my cousin's stuff, and yeah, valid point, but at the same time I couldn't help but feel who gives a crap about my stuff? And I'm not trying to come at this from a "woe is me" standpoint but really, typing "updates" just feels pretty damn pointless to me. Granted I'm not typing insipid crap like "I just ate a good bagel!" but in the scheme of things most of this doesn't matter.
I'm I the only one who thinks this stuff really doesn't connect anyone? I'm sure that's not really an original point of view and again, I realize I don't have the most outgoing or welcoming personality but to be honest when I avoided social media this is how I though I'd feel if I used it. Did i kind of derail my experience by having a preconceived notion or do I see social media for what it is, an online distraction?