It is as if the universe was cheering my blogging the other day. Okay probably not but what a great thing if that happened don't ya think. Thursday wound up being one of those days when I just look back and went Really; Are You Kidding Me; and Wow!
Two of my recent blog topics were a part of my day. Maybe it isn't all that glorious but I did find it intriguing~ see for yourself.
The other day I blogged about Friends and how Facebook is affecting that sphere of relationships. While talking about the week with my Stress Therapist I brought up my Friends/FB blog. Well it seems I am very timely in this matter as she just read an article in one of her journals about how all of this social networking is having an incredibly negative effect on relationships. I personally believe it is going to stunt the maturity of our kids as well. We talked about handling all the "friends" on facebook and why we feel we have any obligation to people we don't really know. She used a phrase I really related to..... digital suicide. Now suicide is NOT something to jest or take lightly so please read that into my musings. We've all seen the dramas where some poor creature is incredibly wrought with life and calls 95 different friends telling them good-bye before they swallow the bottle of pills...obviously needing the attention and ruckus it sends everyone into as well as knowing/hoping someone will stop them. How many times have you seen a post on FB... I think I am leaving FB it is all becoming too stressful? (This is termed digital suicide) Then you see all the replies: no please don't leave, you need this, we are here for you, and so on. Heck I've responded that way. What absolutely amazes me is that in just these last 6 months of 2011 I have had not one, not two, but five different FB friends post something like this. AND more than one of them has posted their digital suicide more than once. Now I get that there are times when we do need a break from FB but guess what You don't need to announce it. It's a bit of crying wolf. What is going to happen when that person really is in crisis but we've all rallied 'round one too many times? Too many people are using FB as their therapy and how many of us really are little more than arm-chair therapists? People posting recurring digital suicide truly need professional help and when we feed their needs we are simply becoming enablers. Well the rest of the session we worked on my recurring issues with apshasia, oh how frustrating that is. The session ended with my therapist encouraging me to pursue writing more than just blogs (um..NO)
Before getting ready to head out to the movies I got on-line. Checking on my blog I saw that there was a comment attached to my latest posts. It seems that someone whom I had unfriended read my blog and knew it was all about her. How she really is my husband's friend and she would leave me alone. You know what, I'm OK with that. I deleted her comment as I didn't think mentioning a mutual friend was appropriate or necessary. While my family has grown accustomed to being mentioned in my blog I don't and won't mention other people by name unless it is with a sense of fun. .
My day ended on a wonderful up note. My friend Jane found out that Stephen Sondheim's CompanyOnScreen was playing here in town. How many times have you watched the preview for an "EVENT" while sitting at the movies and think to yourself, I'd like to see that. Well this time I finally got to attend an Event!! It was absolutely wonderful. Neil Patrick Harris is incredible as Robert. His supporting cast featured Martha Plimpton, John Cryer, Steven Colbert and the sensational Patti Lupone. I am unashamed to say that I applauded as if I was sitting at a live performance :0)