HALF an hour of an amazing walk under the moon in the evening even as a cold breeze caresses your cheeks and you smell the dry soil around. This real living killed by half an hour of posting some not-so-witty and unnecessary comments on pictures of nature.
Two hours of a riot of laughter while sitting in an open air Café, sharing about life, cracking jokes, hugging each other and having fun. This real life fun brutally murdered by a conference chat room, most of them filled with strangers who want nothing but unknown listeners to their dark secrets.
An hour and a half of watching a musical programmer with family. Crooning abilities rejuvenated by hearing contestants sing their favorites. Humming along with the music all together. This quality family time strangled by posting of some useless comments on photographs of random acquaintances on Facebook.
How much of real-life are you missing due to Facebook everyday? When you wake up, is your first thought Facebook? Do you end your day by it? Do you open it several times a day during breaks?
If yes, you are no different. In fact, you are probably among the majority of the young working professionals who are suffering from the FB addiction. While Mark Zuckerberg should ideally marvel at the success of his social networking site, most of his workers and their counterparts across the world may want to take a breather from the visual world.
Research studies are being conducted at the moment on the effects of social networking overdose on the health of the people. Some short-term surveys have already labeled this a psychological issue, many other health experts are counting it to be another contributor to a sedentary lifestyle.
Come to think of it. You work for more than 10 hours per day sitting right before your computer. And you spend the rest of your four hours sitting before a computer at home, Facebooking. Nobody needs to tell you that Facebook has the ability to lure and make you an addict before you know it. Are you already one?
The time which could otherwise have been exploited towards doing some physical exercise, is now spent sitting at one place. While virtually, you may have a great social life with more than 1000 people in your friends list, you may have lost real touch with your school or college friends already.
This is a serious social and health problem. And you need to take a break from it. Just as we have fast days on Mondays or Fridays, create fast days every week from Facebook. Set aside either a Saturday or Sunday to keep Facebook at bay. Since it is weekend, you will be able to do better physically or socially. Facebook fast is a good idea. Lets access it only on days when you are working. As for other days, live the real life!