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Taking a break from Facebook

Been thinking that I'd like to take a break from Facebook.

A big behavior pattern with me is that when my future is uncertain and my present is wonky, I tend to think about the past in glowing terms. Facebook has a tendency to *keep* me in my past and I don't think it's a healthy thing. I'm clinging to Orlando, basically. Idealizing it. I can completely see it and keep in touch with it via Facebook, every day.

And high school. Over the years, I kept in touch with the people with whom I wanted to have long-term relationships. Now I have this weird every-day relationship with people that I mostly-happily left behind. I keep pulling back to that era.

Anyway, methinks I have to stop that and look toward the future.

Curious, though. I'm not quite sure how to do that. It's not like Facebook has an "out to lunch" setting. I can deactivate but that seems a bit extreme. For now, I'm taking the shortcut off my toolbar.


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Dec. 13th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
Also shut off any email notifications you may be getting.
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