Life After Facebook
24 February, 2012 § 5 Comments
“I’ll be curious to read how your newfound faceboook freedom affects your relationships.” –Alex
It’s been a week since my wife and I have left Facebook… after the foaming at the mouth, and inane babbling subsided, life has proven to be substantially quieter. We received a splendidly intentional email from one of our family members and took our sweet time to craft an equally intentional response.
What can I say? My wife has received more attention, my classes have received more attention, I’ve received more attention–life has moved to from a grueling, breakneck pace to a steady gander. Yet there is a wonderful sense of productivity in the air.
In all of this I’ve come to realize how few close relationships I posses. Here and now friends were on Facebook. There and then friends were on Facebook. Relative solitude is proving to be lonesome but it has made me to seek God further out of a desire for conversation.
What now then? First Facebook then the world? Reveling in this quieter state of mind, I am moved to repose, but soon comes the refining process of actually dealing with the troubles that have been swept under the rug by inaction. It reminds me of that Twenty-One Pilots song Car Radio. Listen to it. It’s obnoxious, but it really puts our busy lives into perspective.
03/02/12 Promo: Our Busy Lives Considered *Featuring Augustine of Hippo*