Then another member chimed-in and said that we were trying to be righteous about not having Facebook accounts. It is true that I used to have one. I only had it for seven months and deactivated it in July 2011 because I seemed to get aggravated with everything there (especially the fact that people seem to take that shit too seriously). I was trying to think of a parable or some kind of comparison that I can use to express why I feel the way I do about Facebook in general. The only explanation I could come up with is that I feel that it's too much like religion to me.
The way I see it, it seems like everyone and his brother is on Facebook. I did have a reason for joining at first; I wanted to reconnect with my old high school friends. I grew up in an extremely conservative area (a lot of military and religious influence), so it was like all of those old high school friends were still that way. I'm not. So, once I found that out, I no longer felt the need to keep my Facebook account since I had little in common with them.
Why be on Facebook if I no longer have use for it? That's how I feel about religion. And people take that shit WAY too seriously for my liking -- also kind of like religion. Some people feel that they need it. I don't, and I'm not going to simply be there because the rest of the sheep are there. I got along just fine without it before and I'll continue to get along just fine now that it's not a part of my life. All of these sentiments I can apply to both Facebook and religion.
Anyone else feel this way about Facebook? What other comparisons do you think can be made?