Are you on Facebook? Of course you are, isn’t everybody? How do you get to
know people if you’re not on Facebook? People you never knew before, people
you never met, people you don’t even know what they look like, unless they
have a profile picture. You ask people to be your friend and they accept you
not knowing that you may be a serial killer. You build up hundreds of Facebook friends feeling popular, and tell them all about yourself, your family, your extended family, where you work, what you are doing at the moment, where you
are going later, post pictures of all the events going on in your life, etc.
You go on Facebook every day to update them on YOUR activities and to “catch”
up on what THEY are doing, where they are going today, and you comment or
give them a big “like”. I recently tried to apply the same principles outside
of Facebook, taking a walk and stopping people on the street to tell them what
I had for breakfast, how I’m feeling, what I’m doing later, that I “like” them
etc. They look at me strangely and walk away quickly. I did this for a while
until the police told me to stop harassing people or they’ll arrest me. Why
can’t THAT work like facebook?
February 3, 2017