22 Jan 2012
- Written by Myron Mays
Question for you: Is losing friends on Facebook as important as losing friends for real?
Of course not!
Well, maybe that depends on who you are.
Over the past two weeks I have made a couple of Facebook postings that did not sit too well with a few people. In fact, it seems as if my friends’ list has gone on a deleting spree. I won’t go into details here about what I posted. You’ll have to subscribe to my updates to find that out.
Here’s something to consider: If every time you say something everyone agrees with you, then something is wrong. If everyone in your circle always agrees with you, then you must change your circle.
I understand that some of the things I post can be a little off the chain. I understand that sometimes they can be a little disturbing. However, at the end of the day, it’s all entertainment. Mindless entertainment you might say, but it is entertainment nonetheless. And that’s the business I am in.
In this new world of reality TV and instant gratification, things are quite different. Not only are people allowed to be more vocal, there are tools available for just about anyone to say how he or she feels and share it with the world in a matter of seconds. There is always someone waiting to hear it. Whether they like it or not, they still want to know.
Have you ever sat down and watched an episode of “Basketball Wives?” Have you ever seen an episode of “Real Housewives” of any given city? Of course you have. We all have. Sometimes, they are shocking; sometimes they are moving and sometimes they are downright ridiculous. But then isn’t that life, anyway? That’s why they are called reality shows.
Here’s the bottom line” Facebook is a public forum. That means people do and say things they would do and say in a public setting. Some people share news, some people encourage others, some people minister to others, and some people even fellowship with one another. People do what they do according to who they are.
I like to entertain, inspire and educate those who follow me, whether it’s in the words of this column, on the radio or even on Facebook. So with that being said, Facebook is just what it is. Please don’t take it too seriously. Lighten up and be entertained.
Side note: Congrats son
I’ve talked about my son, Jalen, quite a few times in my column. This time, I am very happy to share his good news. He has made a few mistakes in recent years, not much different than his Dad. But here’s the great news. He graduated this past week from high school. He was one semester early and even made the Honor Roll on his way out.
Thankfully, I did not let those mistakes overshadow his potential in my eyes. I never gave up on him. He turned all of those things around and he will be starting college in the spring. I could not be more proud of him. Way to go son!
Happy Holidays to YOU!
Now that I have done all of my holiday shopping, I can finally relax and get ready to enjoy a few much-needed days off. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday this weekend. Also, I hope you get everything you asked for. If not, I hope it's a close comparison.
Next week, I will have my Annual Year in Review Edition, so help me reflect on the year 2011. Lots of great things happened this year. We will talk about them on next week. Until then, that’s what’s happening.