You Don’t Have to Prove Something on Facebook, So Don’t be a Jerk

People are getting fucked up on Facebook.

When someone expresses an opinion, two things might happen:

  1. People ridicule that person.
  2. Or, prove that they are better and smarter.

And that’s the reason I kind of dislike that platform, in a way (I still use it though, to connect with loved ones and like-minded individuals).

If you notice, most FB users think they’re always right and others’ opinions are wrong. And they’re not even aware of it.

Presidential campaign: “My candidate is better than yours!”

NBA finals: “My team will defeat your team! Yeah!”

I don’t give a shit though. And I respect these people. But I think we’re missing something very important here:

Facebook (or other social media sites) weren’t invented to start chaos or misunderstanding.

Facebook (ideally) is great for sharing our thoughts and helping each other so we can evolve into a better society. For learning and connecting and understanding different worldviews.

Because it’s not about being right, it’s about understanding.

It’s not about being the best, it’s about self-awareness.

And not about changing people, it’s about changing yourself first.

Stop acting like you know the whole thing. The truth is, you don’t. You just want attention, you want to be heard, and you want to act smarter than your friends.

Instead of wasting your time debating on social media sites, use it for more meaningful activities.

Use it for introspection, for reading.

Use it for honing your craft, for practicing a new skill.

Use it for connecting with like-minded people.

And use it for doing meaningful work.

Your time is limited, please, don’t waste it.