Facebook is an odd place. They call it a ‘social’ network.. You come across people you have not seen in years, it makes you happy that you see their face. So, you add them (I have added quite a FEW), they say “HI” and poof, they’re gone. America is not the same country that is was, where people cared about people. America is a selfish pot of spoiled, rotten, brats that have their facebook pages smoldered with BS. Blogs are full of BS as well. No, mine is not. I prefer my real name not be plastered all over, that is my choice and should be respected… I respect others wishes of this, but my privacy has been compromised by evil people on the net..
HOWEVER….A few weeks ago, I came across an old friend, I know where this old friend lives. She says she is so happy and everything is ‘wonderful’ on her facebook page.. But, I know the truth.. my friend is miserable. I have been to her home- her facebook page is a photo-shopped lie..The internet has destroyed relationships, and yes, it has helped a little–but VERY LITTLE.
What is wrong with this nation that people have to pretend to be something they aren’t? Why are people afraid to say “Hey, I am doing awful.. Can you pray for your old friend?” What is wrong with us?
In 2007, I almost lost my life, I had my appendix rupture into a 2 liter cyst-mast. I had to have exploratory surgery. I have a scar that is over a foot long. I almost died, it is by Gods grace that I am even alive. During that time, I was broke. TOTALLY and completely broke. I had hospital bills out the wazoo. There was no money coming in.. All I wanted was my friends…and No, I didn’t hide what was happening from online friends, either. I didn’t know what to do. So, to make money, I sold my vintage hat collection, valuing well over 10 grand. Thank GOD I saved all of those hats. My very well-trusted friend would show up at my door with food. I would cry my gutts out…the humility I felt was amazing, but the gratefulness I had was a forever emotion.
Americans are afraid of humility. They are arrogant fools. Pompous. We need to turn to God. We need to turn to each-other. Bad times are coming. I see it more and more everyday.
Will you still be that photo-shopped dummy in 2 years when food prices are through the roof?
I doubt it….