Facebook: Does it help or hurt?

Oh, the words and images I have seen on Facebook.  I can’t tell you how many times I have cried, laughed and almost passed out from what my eyes have seen on that thang!! (I  meant to spell it that way)

One night I was lying in bed thinking about FB. I thought of how I waste so many minutes on it and how I can’t take those minutes back. I could have used that valuable time playing with my kids or loving on my hubby! I have circled my life around it and  its a part of my everyday life. It has become an idol for me and I know probably for the whole world.

Don’t get me wrong FB is a wonderful tool to connect with people. I have met and kept in-touch with a lot of relatives and friends. I have shared this blog and other things. I  show off my two little cuties and write what is on my mind. (I’m sure no one really cares)

So my question, does it help or hurt?

Well, I think it does both.

I think sometimes it consumes us like a fire. It takes over our thoughts, our feelings and our spiritual lives. It makes us jealous, angry and sad. Don’t we have enough problems of our own? I get so sick of hearing complaining and such. Facebook should be a place where we can relate and share. Where we can keep in contact. Where we do not have to worry about whose talking about whom and why wasn’t  I invited to  that party? I wish people would be uplifting and encouraging, not Debbie downers. (I’m not saying I haven’t been a Debbie downer, but come on people life is not that bad.)

Facebook can be a great thing. I have seen encouragement and friendships reunited. I can talk to my friends in other states and see  the pictures of their children. I’m a stay at home mom, so it helps me to see whats going on in my town and community. I have used FB to share this blog and I have met other Ag wives because of it. I know it’s not a way to have a PERSONAL FRIENDSHIP, but its a friendship. It helps us stay connected, when sometimes its hard in our everyday lives.

SOoo, I want to see what y’all think about FB. Has it effected your life for the good or bad? What is your opinion??

Please comment!!! You have the option below to do so!!

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The purpose of this blog was a outlet for me to share about being of a agpilot's wife. On August 18th, 2015 my husband was killed while cropdusting. I am now using this as a journal for my family's journey through life. I am still a stay at home mom. I attend college part-time to obtain a Social work degree. Thank you all for reading and taking the time to comment. Love yall

6 responses to “Facebook: Does it help or hurt?

  1. Patsy Roberts

    I believe Facebook is a very useful source of communication. As an insurance agent, I use it as a way to send messages to insureds that work all day and maybe believe this is better than bothering them after they get home and have family time. I also get on facebook if there are any storms around and check to see if anyone has damage. Now for the pleasure side of it.. I love seeing pictures of children, grandchildren and those getting to enjoy a great vacation, wedding pictures, etc. I do see post from some that are complaining, using foul language and things of that nature. I generally try sliding past those comments and go onto the next ones. Unfortunately, I feel that we have a lot of people that are going through a tough time and maybe feel they have no one to talk to or no one to listen to them so facebook is their outlet. Instead of thinking ill of them or responding in a negative way, we should just pray for them. We cannot look at another person and know what is going on with them in their daily life. My personal opinion is that there is more good that we can see than bad.

  2. Christie

    I agree with your thinking of FB! i found myself spending a lot of time reading the troubles of others or their disgusts and it was dragging me down. So I now limit myself on Fb.

  3. I admit that I spend too much time on facebook via my phone and computer just checking things out that usually don’t matter, but at the same time it is an easy way to keep connected with friends and family. I think you have it right that it helps and hurts…

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