I, like most people my age, have a healthy addiction to social media. I’m on Facebook at least once a day if not more. It’s a good thing I have a job or I would spend endless hours on this legal way to stalk people online.
There are so many things that we do now that we don’t even think about thanks to social media. We “like” things constantly. We randomly blurt out our relationship status. We fight with people we don’t know over things that aren’t really important.
We all have kids and pets that we love. In the good old days you would keep one picture of them in your wallet that you could whip out and show to people. Now people post 15 pictures of their baby’s first poop. A little bit overboard, perhaps?
I’ve also noticed that people are constantly feeling blessed. I have attended church since I was a child and I have never used the term blessed. I might feel that way sometimes but to me that was an expression my 90 year old grandma used, so I never felt comfortable using it.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if people acted in real life how they act on social media. It would be a little creepy. Don’t believe me? Check it out.
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Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.