Add Friends, Delete Friends
January 18, 2012
Add “Friend”, Delete “Friend”
My brother wins in my book for the coolest post ever on Facebook. One day out of the blue he just writes something like: “just went from 650 friends to about 400. If you’re reading this post, I guess it means you’re still my friend.”
I mean how cool is that: you can just drop 250 friends with a couple of clicks!?!?
Something wrong here? Well, not for Facebook there isn’t, and if it’s okay with Facebook, it’s okay with at least a couple of million people out there.
So I ask myself: what was my brother’s criteria? I mean, looking at a huge list like that, how do you decide who stays and who goes? For him it was easy, the real friends stay.
Several conclusions. First, a Facebook friend is not necessarily a real friend. Secondly, you have to ask yourself once in a while, “who are my real friends?” Thirdly, my brother still has a heck of a lot of friends.
At the beginning of our odyssey into the world of friendship, a first asteroid comes searing at our ship: “what does friendship mean for me?”
Tags: Adding Friends, Catholic Blog, Catholic Reflection, Faith FormationReflections, Truth
Nathan Miller / Benjamin O’Loughlin / David Yep