Seriously, make it stop. If you’ve been tagged in the “25 Random Things About Me” note going around Facebook, you know what I’m talking about. It’s not that I’m not a voyeur – oh, I AM! I love to read about other people …
A handful of real things (shared by people I know) that just don’t belong on Facebook:
- “I wish I had been closer to my father/mother/brother/sister/cousin/neighbor/dog/neighbor’s dog, but now it’s too late because they are dead.” I’m sad for you, but I’m not your support group.
- Major life regrets cont., i.e., “I wish I had waited longer to get married” or “I wish [insert name] would help me with the kids, but I guess I agreed it would be my job.” Save it for couples therapy – and clearly you need it. I mean, now I know about the problem, but does he?
- My IQ, bust size, annual salary, boyfriend’s ahem -size. Is that insecurity I hear? Or posturing? I don’t get it.
- “My greatest fear in life is being alone, being unloved, not living up to [insert name]’s expectations…” You get the picture here. This doesn’t make sense. If you’re so afraid, why aren’t you afraid to share? See #3.
How’s that for oversharing?!