Staring on the blank screen on the laptop, drowsy eyes on Saturday mulls, Should I or shouldn’t I? It’s not like I am proposing marriage to someone or announcing a temporary break up. I’ve done it for two years and why not now.
A voice hits me on the head, ‘Dude! Just do it…How long you will keep announcing on your status and stroll around.’ Yes! Yes! There is no looking back. I deactivate the Facebook button. Temporarily, of course.
It’s a break that I have been taking for the past three years and this year, I was thinking of going for the kill much earlier but things were cropping up where I need to be on social media. Every time, I was planning to be off Facebook, something or the other cropped up whether professionally, book reviews or anything that matters. Finally, on Saturday, I just hit on the deactivate button and it’s been three and a half days.
How am I faring? No! I am not missing Facebook. Honestly speaking, I feel at peace with myself for not ranting and hitting on nonsensical stuffs I do. I wouldn’t call it detox, like I normally do. But, I needed to be away from everything, be it status update, links or what’s happening in other people’s lives. You just need to disconnect yourself with everything that the lal batti makes you run agog with excitement. Aren’t we all VIP on Facebook with this red signal on our notification?!
Stuffs like Facebooking eat our time and trust me, it can be quite unproductive, just sitting and lying idle. Guilty of that!! Sitting on FB and not doing any writing stuffs, ending to while away time. What an awesome feeling to wake up in the morning and end up not logging on to Facebook, commenting, sharing stuffs or hitting at politicians or racist slant? I’m quite a social activist on Facebook. At some point, such things do get to your brain and you may end up being a wreck.
I did it for myself and need this mental peace, to be faraway from Facebook. As an online friend jokingly told me about taking Sanyasi, yeps, it’s true. We can be narcissists on social networking and it was high time for this self introspection moments. Facebook can be quite addictive and it is, a lethal drug and poison, for me.
Consume it at your own risk. I do that. Most of the time it’s a sweet and lethal one but you do reach a saturation point. There is always the aspect of losing on the happenings and by that I mean, in terms of opportunities to connect and make things work professionally at a time I am looking to explore new avenue. But, the BIG but is that I wanted to be with myself, far from the maddening crowd. Time of the year to reclaim my own personal space where I can’t be bothered what the whole world is watching, wearing, eating or dating the who who!! I know that there are risks of being in the de-friended zone. No problem with that. I am perfectly alright and everyone has a life of their own. I am beyond this phase, now.
Till then, folks enjoy and shall see you in a month or so at Facebook. Don’t miss me coz I ain’t going anywhere or leaving the world.
This post is written as part o #MondayMusings on Write Tribe hosted by bloggers, Richa Singh and Vidya Sury.