ReCAST Church

UnFacebooked

I am going on a week and a half without Facebook. I deactivated my account last week after a run in with some very prurient content and that was the straw that pushed me over the edge. It is a decision that has been building up as I observed Facebook consuming more of my time, more of my mental energy, and as I said above, I noticed more and more prurient content being posted and generally available.

But since canceling it, I have learned something about myself in the process. I have not missed it that much, but when I have missed it, it has been surrounding the idea of self expression. I have come to realize in the past week, that the things I have missed have been the ability to share funny stuff and other assorted self-centered things.

Facebook was becoming a personal PR campaign (and a place to log my running and biking). I believe that social media is here to stay, but a fast from it for me is going well and I am not eager to get back on board.

I am sure there are all kinds of ways that people use Facebook and some are healthy and some are not. Have you carefully considered your use of Facebook? Is it a healthy or unhealthy thing in your life?

About Don Filcek

Don Filcek

I like mountain biking even where there are no mountains. I like to jog and call it running. I read books to learn stuff. My family is pretty much awesome. ReCAST is the church where I belong. Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I like the color yellow.

One Response

  1. Addison Webb says:

    I got rid of my Facebook over 2 years ago and can definitely say it was a good decision. I was spening too much time on it and was just overly annoyed with the junk I found. I still use other platforms like twitter to share stuff publicly, but I like being limited in my sharing publicly. If anyone is thinking of a fast or outright giving it up I would highly encourage it!

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