It’s so easy for someone to waste hours at a time on Facebook, but what should they be doing instead of being on Facebook? And when they’re on Facebook, are they being themselves?
Facebook is bad for people for quite a few reasons. People spend hours every day on Facebook, people dont’ act like themselves on Facebook, and people become too concerned with others’ lives.
Many people find it easy to send 3, 4, or 5 hours every day on Facebook. They have apps for it on your smart phone, you can get text message notifications, email notifications, and you can access your Facebook on computers at home, work, school, and even the library. What do people get accomplished by spending that much time on facebook, and what should they be doing instead of being on Facebook? People quit spending as much time with people in person, and they spend time on facebook rather than spending time with their famliies and pets, or cleaning, doing homework, working out, cooking, etc. I think it’s safe to say that many grades have dropped because of Facebook, many social lives have diminished, many relationships between family members have suffered, and many houses are getting dirtier by the Facebook hour.
Many people say things on Facebook that they would never say to a person face to face. People act in ways that they would never act in person. There are people who are have completely different attitudes and personalities on Facebook, and it’s very deceptive and unhealthy. I think that, in a way, Facebook is preventing young people from discovering who they are. They start to blur the lines between Facebook and real life, and they start doing inappropriate things in real life. They have a Facebook self, and an in person self. That can’t be healthy.
Another reason that I think that Facebook is unhealthy is because people who are constantly on Facebook become to concerned with others’ lives. If they’re so concerned with others’ lives that they’re spending hours on Facebook, then they aren’t focusing on their own lives. They’re constantly checking in and spying on other people, and they’re comparing their lives to other people. In all reality, if they don’t stop doing that, then they won’t have a life to even compare.
Facebook in moderation can be a great way to keep in touch with friends that you wouldn’t normally see often, but it has turned in to an unhealthy habit. It’s almost like there are two worlds: The Facebook World, and the Real World.