Remember when Facebook was fun ? It seems so very long ago.
What started exclusively for college students, expanded into a global phenomenon, has evolved into something that is anything but social.
We all learned so much that we didn’t need to know about those “friends” during the tumult of recent elections.
Some of these friends and acquaintances go back to the high school years, decades ago. Maybe we didn’t really know each other, we surely never discussed our politics.
Or maybe, time and life experience have altered our world view in very different ways.
Debates turned into verbal battles, honest opinions were ridiculed, comments were ugly.
The smart ones left, or took to “unfriending”.
I still have an active account, using it for simple birthday greetings, to keep connected with distant relatives.
But eliminating so many from my daily feed has allowed me to keep my peace of mind.