Here are some of the reasons that fueled my decision:
- First thing in the morning I used to wake up and think about the new day and what it will hold for me and thank God. Now I scroll through posts to see what is new in other people's lives.
- I used to love reading and writing poetry, now I watch videos of dogs and cats and other ridiculous things.
- I hear way too many opinions of people who really don't understand things or care to understand things, but Facebook gives them a voice, so why not use it.
- I started linking my self-worth to the amount of likes my photos of posts get instead of finding it in the right places (again, in the real world).
- I am really tired of this "virtual fairytale" many people potrait their lives to be (me included I am sure). We are not real enough on Facebook, because we are scared to be judged. And in this very judgy world, I can't blame people. But life is not always happy even though we only share the happy moments on Facebook. And I think I can find more joy around me than trying to find it in other people's "happy moments".
- I am so scared that someday something wonderful will happen (or perhaps already happened) and I missed it, because I was looking at my phone instead of the world around me...