Every 6 month I read an erudite article about this : “Facebook makes people unhappy“.
Globally it’s for one reason. It’s because you watch people-you-know’s lives and you notice than they seem happier. At least, happier than you!
So in a way it’d bring jealousy and sadness : “People swim in happiness and here I am, swimming in nothing at all”. Booooo. And sob sob.
In fact, Facebook knows better : when people are happy (for example when they fall in love), they… disappear from Facebook!
So the first thing you learn with experience, indeed, it this :
The more people post about their “big happiness” on social medias, the less happy they are in reality. It’s almost embarrassing, at times.
But I wrote about his already :
I know that our disease, all of us, is that we want to be loved. Therefore I’m amazed by the genius of the button “Like” on FB. It’s genius! We all want to be “liked”!
I use Facebook in another way. I follow people who like to share. Not their “life” (travels, barbecues, babies, love bliss), which is INDEED really boring, but what they found : Art, Movies, Lectures, YouTubes, Exhibitions, Paintings…
Thus, most of people I follow on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram or Pinterest are… unknown. I, most of the time, don’t even know their face! They are photographers or Italian Art fans, or American Paintings Finders… They dig and they share : that’s GREAT!
If you use Facebook this way, you’re not “sad”. You’re happy because you find great things everyday! Or, OK, lolcats…
Thanks for reading!