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It conditions you to crave the meaningless approval of others; it traps you into reliance on a virtual social life that is happening only in your head, or in their head, or maybe in no one’s head. This is what we used to call “delusional.”

It is emotionally deceptive, creating dependence on and trust in “relationships” and people who may not really know you, care about you, or want the best for you.

It allows people to peer into your heartfelt thoughts and emotions and gives them power to “reject you,” even when you have never granted them actual entrance into your life. When and where else would you allow this, or hold yourself in so little regard?

Like a soft con artist, it encourages others to take advantage of your openness, while not really intending to reciprocate it. It can hurt. Admit it.

It creates a constant feeling of something left undone: like a door you are not sure is locked, or a bill you haven’t paid.. It it is a nagging insecurity you can’t quite shake.

It creates an artificial construct of a life. It convinces you that you are living one, when actually you are living other peoples’ lives while yours passes by, and you don’t know how to stop it.

It wastes your time, is unproductive, and keeps you in one place.  How long have you had yourself parked there?  Be honest. Lethargy is deadly, both physicially and mentally.

It is like a bad relationship you are trapped in: it makes you miserable and sick, it causes you to doubt yourself, and it laughs at you.  It is emotional abuse and you allow it. Why?

Most of all, it sucks your life and time away from real people and real things around you. You are needed desperately by those who love you, and by the world, but Facebook, like a conniving and unreliable lover, or a bottle of booze, or an addiction you just can’t quit, puts those around you second every time.

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