Wednesday, June 03, 2009

You Know, I Think Facebook is Giving Me Low Self Esteem

I don't know how much more I really want to say about it other than that, but seriously. I may need to give up facebooking for a while, because it's making me feel like I'm a lame loser.

In other news, apparently I never signed the form that said I received that key. This is intriguing. So either I took the key from my mailbox and carried it somewhere (with the only likely place being my office, though that seems unlikely since normally when I get keys I immediately put them on my keyring) or someone stole my key. Totally. Though I bet I've just misplaced it.

You know what's becoming clear to me over the past few weeks? How totally fucked up I was all spring long. It's like I've just woken up from a dream in which I lost tons of things, forgot to do tons of things, and completely fell apart. And now I'm like, seriously? All of this was going on? Huh?

I need lunch, but I am feeling very lazy and I don't know what I want to eat. Sigh.

12 comments:

Caroline said...

Facebook giving you low self-esteem? Is that cos I called you a thicko in a comment on yous status? ;) I hate Facebook now, too. Deeply.

Dr. Crazy said...

Actually, no, being a thicko and being called on it actually made me giggle:)

It's all of the people who I'm not really friends with doing things. Or not doing things. And then all of what I'm doing or not doing. And the quizzes. Gah.

Comet Jo said...

Just so long as it isn't because your occasionally-prone-to-procrastination friends are getting higher scores on ChainRxn. ;)

http://apps.facebook.com/chainrxn/?ref=nf2

Seriously, the person who not only got a book out while teaching a 4/4 load but found the time to write 5000 words of advice on how to do so is worried about what other people are DOing??

Bavardess said...

Isn't Facebook the place where people live out their fantasies of what they wish their lives were like? Seriously, when I look at the Facebook pages of some of my IRL acquaintances, I just think 'ah, nice character you've written there'. Disclaimer: not on Facebook myself because I think I would be crushed beneath the obsessive desire to one-up former schoolmates and ex-boyfriends.

Psycgirl said...

Facebook crushes my self-esteem on a daily basis. In September I took a six month self-imposed blackout to avoid looking at an ex's page..... then I went back... now I'm on a self-imposed blackout to avoid more info about ex.....

All FB does is show me photos of people doing cool stuff I wasn't invited to or live too far away to participate in :(

Dr. Crazy said...

Psycgirl - EXACTLY. And then (though this shows what a shitty person I am) there's also the feeling sorry for yourself when your fb friends are doing lame things - like, wow, maybe my fb friends do lame things because I'm a lame person who attracts people who do lame things.

Dr. Crazy said...

BTW, most of this angst comes from looking at status updates from people in high school who aren't real friends of mine anymore anyway. Which makes it even more pathetic.

life_of_a_fool said...

I have to occasionally remind myself that whatever people post is that small sliver that they are willing to share with the world. It's not their whole life. It's not my whole life. It is easy for your life to seem more exciting than it really is, even if you're not trying to one-up people, and some people are almost surely responding to your fb with envy.

The Steel Magnolia said...

This is the second time today I've been cautioned against FB. And I was just about to give in and join. Just forget it. Do I need help feeling like a lame dud?!

The Steel Magnolia said...

Plus, this week I met two beautiful young women who are early in their careers and miles--or yards at least--ahead of me. Thus, I feel BOTH lame AND old. See? I can feel like a dud just fine without going virtual with it.
Sigh.

Anastasia said...

wow...I so don't have this problem. Facebook makes me feel like maybe! people! actually! like! me!

maybe that's lame, but I don't care. it cheers me up.

Ann said...

Soon all will come over to my side and see FB/Myspace as the evil timewasters they are!

Ha-ha.

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