Facebook And I

by Renard Moreau

I must admit that I have learned a lot from Facebook; it surely exceeded my expectations.

The irony is: in the beginning, I never really wanted a Facebook account. Friends and relatives tried their best to inveigle me into setting up an account; their attempts were fruitless.

Then one day, the most interesting thing happened. My mother wanted to view photographs of her niece, Tricia. She couldn’t see Tricia’s pictures because she didn’t have a Facebook account. I remembered volunteering to create an account for her; she refused my offer and looked at me with a smile and said, “Why don’t you create an account?” I obliged.

That evening, my mother was able to see her niece’s pictures via my Facebook account; that was the beginning of a whole new experience.

My cousin, Tricia was my first Facebook friend. Not long after, my number of friends on Facebook started to grow at an exponential rate.

Everyday, I would post positive and uplifting quotes by philosophers, scientists, various spiritual sages and celebrities.

Then a few months later, I started posting my own quotations; people around the world loved them and wanted to read more of what I had to write.

There were open discussions about numerous topics; I found the experience enjoyable because it was mind expanding in nature; everyone learned a lot.

I also visited the pages of my friends. I encountered many interesting things; I read them all.

Facebook is a wonderful experience; especially when you are using it as a medium to share ideas amongst like-minded friends.

Today, there are many people who see Facebook in a negative manner. There are also those people (such as myself) who perceive it as something being positive.

I believe it has a lot to do with an individual’s psychological and spiritual maturity; you would be able to ascertain that by the quality of their posts.

There were rumours circulating that Facebook was shutting down; so far, they are just rumours. I believe that Facebook will be around for a long time to come.