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wait but why: 7 Ways To Be Insufferable On Facebook


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To be unannoying, a Facebook status typically has to be one of two things: 

1) Interesting/Informative 

2) Funny/Amusing/Entertaining 

On the other hand, annoying statuses typically reek of one or more of these five motivations: 

1) Image Crafting. The author wants to affect the way people think of her.

2) Narcissism. The author’s thoughts, opinions, and life philosophies matter. The author and the author’s life are interesting in and of themselves.

3) Attention Craving. The author wants attention.

4) Jealousy Inducing. The author wants to make people jealous of him or his life.

5) Loneliness. The author is feeling lonely and wants Facebook to make it better. This is the least heinous of the five—but seeing a lonely person acting lonely on Facebook makes me and everyone else sad. So the person is essentially spreading their sadness, and that’s a shitty thing to do, so it’s on the list.

GUILTY AS CHARGED!  Posting what I eat covers 1 - 4.

But I do not post Rumi!

"Description: An unsolicited nugget of wisdom."

Core reasons for posting: Image Crafting; Narcissism

Kinder interpretation to counter: You just want to share some wisdom that might help someone get through their day.

My pet peeve is quotes attributed incorrectly, and the gullible people that post them!  It's such an attack on history, young people will have a totally different view of historic figures.

“Socrates: Have you noticed on our journey how often the citizens of this new land remind each other it is a free country? 

Plato: I have, and think it odd they do this.

Socrates: How so, Plato?

Plato: It is like reminding a baker he is a baker, or a sculptor he is a sculptor.

Socrates: You mean to say if someone is convinced of their trade, they have no need to be reminded.

Plato: That is correct.

Socrates: I agree. If these citizens were convinced of their freedom, they would not need reminders.” 

Hmmm, it seems very modern, but I'm guessing it's authentic? 

Argh, nothing absolute.

"Almost all of Plato's writings date from after Socrates's trial and execution. "

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/socrates/plato&soc.html

So then it's not authentic. But it is still wonderful.

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