[175] Welcome to Fecesbook!

This was a rant I had typed on Facebook in response to a third-party application that allows the user—once he or she downloads it—to find out who visits his/her page each day.  Wow, what happened to privacy?

Naturally, I was unhappy about all this and even more unhappy to find out this nonsense is popular among those in high school or college but who have the mental capacity of kids in a day-care center.

Time to tell you why I’m mad.

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While I was terminating friendships with some people, I wondered when we decide to end friendships.

Naturally, some friendships deteriorate over time.  It makes sense, though—you defer maintenance on something, that something will fall apart, resulting in potentially disastrous consequences.  That decision to put off checking your brakes is the difference between you and your friends waking up the next day and you and your friends going face first into some car with “KAGAMIKU” on the license plate.

Or, if you are too squeamish to think of something so morbid, think of it as some glue drying up over time.  We all know what glue does, so I hope I don’t  have to use an example.  But over time, the adhesion becomes weaker and weaker until separation happens.

But what compels a person to re-apply that glue so that the bond is restored?  Likewise, what compels a person not to do anything and to let the friendship deteriorate even further?

I guess you can take the time to think about your friends.  Do they have any value to you?  Are you happy associating with them?

Do they embody people of good character, or are they just characters?

You don’t win an award for having over 9000 friends (those awards you might win on Facebook cannot be exchanged for money in real life).