Ok peeps, it’s time to get on the same page here. The FB has been around for a while and we’ve all become adept at sharing our food, our dogs, or cats, and our rants. We know how to ‘facebook officially’ break up and make up (or maybe that’s just us:/) and join (and unjoin) groups. We let the FB make us a movie and relived some fun moments of our FB past and then figured out how to share them. Admit it, we love the FB (most, I know two people who don’t Facebook. How do they live?)
But seriously, why cannot we not figure out the age old question: DO WE ‘LIKE’ SOMEONE’S SAD FACEBOOK POST?
Do I “LIKE” that your dog died? No, of course not. But I don’t want to comment because then I get notifications when the rest of the world does that and it’s a pain in the ass. Do I “LIKE” that someone you know and is a legend in sport dies or is struck with disease? No, of course not. But a quick flip of the keyboard and I can let you know that even though I didn’t or don’t know them, I’m sending them good thoughts through the universe. And, oh by the way, for those of you who don’t believe that being on the receiving end of good thoughts sent your way is a comforting thing? I feel bad for you. There are times where good thoughts, wishes, vibes, etc. are all that holds us up on our feet.
So yes, I will “LIKE” your tragedy. Not because I’m happy that you’re going through it, but because a quick wish of strength and peace sent your way means something to me and I believe it will be received as such. It’s the one thing on FB that’s special, a connection. Well, the food porn pics are pretty cool too but not the same thing. Heh.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.