Sunday, December 14, 2008
The less friends you have on facebook the more relational you must be!
I keep thinking "the less friends you have on facebook the more relational you must be"
What is it with facebook that is so captivating yet also slightly disturbing, I had a facebook cull the other day, I wiped 100 "friends" out in 15 minutes, then I felt bad.......
It feels a bit like school days in my head! the more friends you have the more popular you must be, therefore that somehow makes you a better person.... I don't like that but it's a game my ego plays
"I get by with a little help from my friends."
- John Lennon
This is true but is facebook a friendship network? On one level yes but on another, more surface, level it is just a connecting and networking tool.
"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up."
- Bible: Ecclesiastes
A real friend to me is someone who is there to help me when I fall, maybe I should only be friends on facebook with those people.... people who help me survive, people who help me make it through life.
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival."
- C. S. Lewis
I truly value friendship, in fact my value of it has grown since I moved away from so many of my friends in England. Distance separates the wheat from the chaff when it comes to friendship.
"Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."
- Socrates, Greek Philosopher