Monday, August 20, 2012

In a the world full of social media can you ever really forget your past?

It's amazing how much a certain person liking something on your Facebook can affect you. It took that person less than a second to click 'like' but as soon as you see it, your heart skips a beat. You have no idea why but you start to think about why they would like it and try to tell yourself you don't really care. For me, it was someone whom I rarely talk to anymore and have mixed memories about. Once I saw the notification, I quickly went to their profile. Then, I used Facebook's ever so convenient 'See friendship' button. That button is actually quite scary. It shows you every picture, post, like…everything from the moment you became friends. For some odd reason, I thought it would be fun to look through our old posts. It's weird to see what you write to someone a year ago or more on Facebook. We are so careless and quick to post on it…I still am. Until recently, I never really thought about the words I posted on there. And even if it was a thoughtful post, it odd to see one that you don't feel anymore…and you can't even remember ever feeling that way. It gave me a sense of sadness, pride, and relief all at the same time. Sad to have spent years best friends with someone and now almost forget what it feels like to be around that person. Proud that I have grown and moved on from something that I never thought I'd get over. And relief that I have such amazing family and friends now that I feel comfortable and fantastic around.

1 comment:

  1. Such a thought provoking post. Social media really has changed how we interact and what it means to be "friends". Plus, like you said, it's changed how and what we remember. Great post!