Saturday, 8 February 2014

FACEBOOK, THE HAPPY WORLD....





Facebook is a happy world. While my friend Nidhi is having the time of her life with her friend Switty, my college mate Neelu is checking in at CafĂ© Coffee Day with “Yay! Girls Night Out” as the status. I click Like.
 
I move on to my cousin who has uploaded a photo of herself almost canoedeling with the ‘love of her lyf’ in a place that looks like Leh, thanks to the Yak that is innocently gawking at them in the background. Her tagline says “Thank you my Sonu for making my life so perfect. I LOV U” with picture courtesy given to some dejected soul. I click Like and comment “This is so perfect Sister! I am so happy for you.”  With a straight face and no emotion, I move on to the next.

Hey, look at this! My ex has updated his status “Bought my first Merc, a black beauty. Can’t wait to take my gorgeous wife for a ride in it.”  I wince, walk over to the fridge and take out a tub of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. I then return to the bed, gag myself with it as I move the cursor to update my facebook status.

“Awesome Saturday. Crazy!”

I shut down my laptop and sleep. The ice cream drips on my laptop.

I was unemployed for a whole one year after college. I did not sit for placements, reasons still unknown to me. All the law firms I applied to personally wanted those with experience. Here I was a National Law School graduate, unemployed. I was lost when my father declared that he sees a future Judge in me and I saw the prospect of preparing for Judicial service as the last straw to clutch on while drowning. I hated preparing for it, kept looking for jobs, got a few jobs, rejected them, got rejected and hated myself. But every time a distant relative asked my parents what I was doing with my life, they replied “Our daughter studied in the National Law University but did not sit for placements because she always wanted to give Judicial service a shot. She is now preparing for it.” The listener looked at me and said “Shabash beta…”, making a donkey feel like an intelligent dolphin, all the time cringing in the inside about the subtle reality. But he doesn’t need to know about all that. Does he? He goes home and tells his son how intelligent and competitive Mr. Anil’s daughter is.

Everyone on your facebook list is like that distant relative you told the selective truth to. You deleted the sour part and served him the dessert. He fell for it and got upset at the inefficiency of his child. Facebook is that last course of a buffet and everyone is served desserts. No one can be undisputedly and continuously happy. Fairytales are just enormously exaggerated reality.

Tina just uploaded a picture of her hand with a big chunky diamond ring and a tagline that says ‘On top of the world. Engaged to Mr. SO & SO’. She hides the scared heart that is trying to bury the rejections of the past, the lies that she have told him about her history and the future that is yet to unwrap itself.

You and I, get jealous of her. Self loathing mode initiated.

So, the next time someone shouts out their achievement on facebook or forces you gawk at the picture of them vacationing in Macau, be happy for them and move on realizing that behind all that celebratory hullabaloo and boastful jigs lies a reality as realistic, plain and challenging as yours and mine.

And with that I move on to update my status… “Made my first appearance as a lawyer in court. Feeling like Alan Shore.”

No one has to know about me calling the Male judge “Madam” and making a complete fool of myself.  Do they?

I guess Not.

P.S- The previous post was deleted because I felt disgusted by it.
P.P.S- Thank you for being a reader and a friend. I have something small planned up for you and me this 16th. :)






136 comments:

  1. Love this. Yes people only put their most desirable public self on FB. But that's human nature in my opinion. FB would not be the forum for someone to talk about their scarred heart from the past. Just my opinion :)

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    1. Thank you for being the first to read!! Yes it is just human nature but some people are just downright showoffs.

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  2. I completely agree with your analogy of status updates and desserts- being shown only the happy shiny moments of life. Some of these posts are really irritating coz you can feel the effort of trying too hard to show people that they are having a time of their life- especially the newly married people or people with kids ~argh~

    Then again, perhaps it is good in a way- it is their way of choosing to look at the positives of life and being happy about things :)

    P.S: I was eager to read the previous post

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    1. Now that is a wonderful take. They do choose to look at the positives of life which is a good thing but some just exaggerate shamelessly just to stand out!

      Thanks a lot love.

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  3. Every one has a story, better, many stories. But then why not forget about it in times of joy and not give a darn about what tomorrow holds. Bad hair day? Let's not update the status on FB for a day. Let the 'Awesome Mausam' FB status gather some dust that it kicked in the fray of comments and likes. Tomorrow will be a better day, and if that doesn't, we'll always have another tomorrow.

    Nice post.
    But just as a side note, keep the ice cream away from the Laptop, it could be a possible turn off for the laptop (forever) :P

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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    1. Seriously people prefer to update a status instead of enjoying the moment you are so updating about.

      Hhahaha and yes I did wipe the laptop clean the next day :P

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  4. Social networking pages run on a distorted Mean World Syndrome where everyone's life is more interesting and livelier than your own.

    Sadly for us, we let it bog us down at times.

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  5. Serving just the dessert...this was so accurate. The Facebook world is actually a place where almost everyone you know is doing better or at least pretending well, in their life.

    P.S: I wanted to read your previous post in the afternoon, but had to run some errands. And now when I'm back, it's gone. How sad!

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    1. Thank God you did not read. It was about a dirty experience. Ugghhh!! Someone even commented saying it is the worst post he has ever read. :P

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  6. I've been through such phases. Deactivated FB for a few months when my depression was at its worst. It felt so good. Now I try and keep my time on FB limited, I need to have my account for my animal welfare activities.

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    1. Hmm...I know my cousin who did the same!!! For the sake of remaining sane!! I did it too!

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  7. you sound down... not that usually sarcastically bitchy self but outright down man.

    what previous post?

    I dont like surprises...

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    1. Now you are sweet. You noticed :)
      And it is not a surprise. A simple way of saying thank u!

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  8. You are so right, Red. FB is like a high school sometimes, a lot of 'cool' kids doing their 'cool' things and making sure FB knows about it. Then comes the 'uncool' kids who end up 'liking' and feeling waves of self pity. We have all been there.

    P.S- I have a gif of Kiron Kher saying nahiii over and over again and when I clicked on it, no post! What is the surprise? Can't wait!

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    1. I agree with you,it's a nasty experience if one is a FREAK like me there,it's High School and Middle School all over again there.

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    2. hehehe I was in the uncool crowd and then I stopped bothering.
      And yes the previous post was deleted. It was uggghhh disgusting!

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  9. Oh god!!! I hate Facebook for the same reasons as mentioned above
    It's the biggest thing people waste their precious time on!!!
    You can comment and like on FB but in real life you wouldn't do that to the same person because you wouldn't even know them!!!
    God I really hate this damn FaceBook

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    1. SACCCCHI!! I saw this woman from my school who I found on facebook recently and started chatting up. But I saw her in a mall and something made me just hide :/

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  10. Why wash dirty linen in public is my mantra! Like you said, people only share what is good and funny. So enjoy that and move on. That is all there is to social media. :)

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    1. I move on...some jump into the pool of self loathing.

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  11. Facebook ain't the world, is it?!
    khaooo piyoo khush raho ! :D *cheers*

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    1. Yes it ain't. If only everyone realized!

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  12. Honestly I cannot stand that people praise and sing tributes to their newly found love on facebook...I mean how genuine can something be if that person feels the need to show it off? I know so many other couples who had love marriages and are living a happy life ...still they do not live their lives on facebook. My cousin who is depressed has deactivated facebook just because everyone else is happy except her ! I am sure the new generation also thinks that what is on facebook is the reality !

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    1. AMEN AMEN AMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!! People and their proclamation of love on facebook. I have a love story too, I keep it to myself. Doesn't make it any less beautiful!
      But I do agree, people have a way to show their love. Maybe facebook is a platform for public declarations. I would never understand it though!

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  13. Nailed it! In fact, I liked your post because I usually don't look at the other perspective. So thanks to you, my Facebook snooping is going to get a lot more humane! :)

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    1. hahahaha Now for that I am glad!! Thanks Love!

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  14. Hahah.. Facebook! Boon when we have really nothing to do and a bane for the rest of the times! I mean, again stalking the ex in your leisure times, huh, so I conclude it to a be bane for all the time!
    A lovely thing I read today! :)

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    1. It is like u said a boon and a bane...Thank you fr reading love!!!

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  15. This line stands out and tells the actual reality of Facebook, 'Facebook is that last course of a buffet and everyone is served desserts.'

    You called him 'Madam' :P

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    1. hahah Thank you..and yes I called him 'MADAM' was downright nervous :(

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    2. I can understand. As a Management Trainee, I once called a Director - Uncle. And then one of your post's title was reflected on his face - Uncle kisko bola be :D

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  16. You are so right.. Facebook is indeed a place where just the dessert is served. I personally think it's a platform for show off.

    It's amazing how you come up with a seemingly trivial topic and take it to an all new level.. I love the way you go into the nitty-gritty of things :)

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    1. It is definitely a platform to show off!!!!
      And thank you so much love. Such appreciation is what makes a person want to write :)

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  17. Well FB should not be taken too seriously despite having people who like to flaunt endlessly! The old saying jingles in mind' empty vessels make most noise'.....
    Am sure you will do well in life in the law profession or whatever you choose to do:)

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  18. I try to limit my visit to facebook as much as I can, cause it has just become a way of deprecating myself.
    Oh she lost weight, he came first in class, she has fallen in love... and here I am: in front of my laptop, forever alone. It gets too much after a limit. Sighs.

    Your previous post seemed interesting, awaiting its re- upload!

    xo
    Hopelessly Hopeful
    http://welcometomypartypeople.blogspot.in/

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    1. It is ok...I sit in front of the laptop forever alone too :P
      Thanks a lot for reading love!

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  19. Okay. So here I am, finally reading a post by you :D...and do I have to say, agreeing with you?

    Now, I am seriously out of words these days (the truth is I am bad with comments), so I'll just say I loved the post (no, seriously!) along with the gleaming coat of satire.
    You write crazy, and goood! :D

    I am all set to paint your blog with my baseless comments soon :P

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    1. hahahahaha..welcome darling!!! I was following your blog already I noticed!!!

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  20. Everyone's lives seem so perfect on facebook - and you are right we have to remind ourselves of the reality to keep things in perspective.

    I do hope your judicial job goes well :-)

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    1. Thank you for reading!!!
      And I hope so tooooo!

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  21. so true and i deactivated my Facebook account .people are asking me why don't i have a fb account? funny thing was somebody said i was missing out life and i live in stone age. hahaa..
    One person offer me i will open an account for you if u don't know how to open. ARRGGGG

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    1. I love such anonymous comments. Thank you for reading!!!! and no you are missing nothing by not being on facebook.. Currently everyone is getting married or posting baby pictures!!!

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  22. Very well written....a perspective well represented..

    There's another way to see it, I think...

    People always smile in their snaps...why? Because whatever crap we all are going through at that instant, including to smile forcefully, we still want our memories to be happy and untainted. Facebook is like those snaps. We all know that no one can be that "kewl" or in "luv", but it still gives all of us some moments which are at least devoid of any negativity. Seeing someone getting married or in a relationship or getting into National Law University may not make me happy, but like most people, I am not spiteful, so I don't feel bad either.

    Think, in today's times, something that doesn't make us feel filled with negativity, is welcomed!

    Twitter, however, a polar opposite!

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    1. haha.... I am not spiteful either but sometimes the show off is too evident. A forceful attempt!!
      Thank you so much for reading !!! :)

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  23. I completely agree. I sat around for almost a month moping and self loathing myself. I only just figured out that it isn't always perfect for the rest of the world either.
    Your post really did 'open my eyes' to the reality.

    On an unrelated note, the lets-compare-our-kids-to-the-overachiever attitude has just got to stop.

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    1. YOU SAID IT!!!Lets compare out kids to the overachievers attitude sucks!!
      The child only goes down coz f it.
      Thanks for reading love!

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  24. I completely agree. I sat around for almost a month moping and self loathing myself. I only just figured out that it isn't always perfect for the rest of the world either.
    Your post really did 'open my eyes' to the reality.

    On an unrelated note, the lets-compare-our-kids-to-the-overachiever attitude has just got to stop.

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  25. Hehehe the Facebook status never gets me coz fortunately or unfortunately I am the one posting status that makes my friends feel I the new Indiana Jones . :D what they don't know is the hole in my bank account. Loved the post... And wondering what made you call a male jmadam :)... Imaginations running wild!!!

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    1. hahahahaha....but they dont have to know about the hole now , do they? :P
      Thanks for reading love!

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  26. there are two kinds of people in cyber world,people who are successful in real life,people who are not happy with real life.

    people who are successful are two kinds,people without any hurdles coz of family background and riches.second ,people who struggle to become successful coz of poor financial status of family .

    people of first kind use facebook coz they don't get much time to spend with family coz of non-existing relationships. people of second kind use facebook coz they want to show people that they are happy and successful though they din't had good financial background.

    facebook is all about how successful you are in materialistic world.you will get more likes and friends as long as you are rich and keep achieving things.

    fake profiles are for depressed and depressed use facebook to have little relief from real life misery.some depressed don't use facebook coz they are afraid of rampant prosperity shown in pics by people.

    people who are wise and prosperous don't use facebook coz they have good family relations and balanced life,these people are busy with day to day activities and they hardly get any time for FB.

    i don't have facebook account coz i don't have friends in real life or in virtual world,so its useless.hmm sometimes people who are very genuine gets separated from superficial world for a genuine reason called "people are not genuine".

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    1. Hmm,, you have a point but I feel that if you restrict urself to looking at facebook as a timepass or a means to connect with friends who are scattered all over the globe, then you are fine. But if you start looking at it in a way that takesaway your self love, then deactivate it!
      Thank u for reading!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Facebook!! That's one evil! It makes you wanna lie and makes you fall for some stories which are really true. They are just the exaggerated versions of every day events! I sometime comment "rofl" and "lols" with a straight face, not meaning any of them at all! :D

    Waiting for 16th! It better be good... :D Is it your birthday? :D :D

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    1. hahahah so true abt the ROFL!!!!!
      And no it is not my birthday, but it is my bloggies bday :D and I have planned something!

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  28. I deleted my fb account 3 months back and I have never been happier. I din't like the way people only put up the happy time pics and left the rest out until one guy posted a album of his grandfather's funeral pics. That is when I realized I din't want to know about the sad time of their lives either. I actually did not want to know anything about anybody.
    That girl who is married and living in US happily and posting pics everyday struggled for 18 months looking for a job before finally quitting. I realized it is easier to feel sad than feel happy for her. With these realizations I felt that I was turning into a person I din't want to be. So quit. Now I am happy as I don't have her happiness rubbed in my face every time I log into fb and now I am genuinely happy for her too. :)

    I have also deleted a post or two. We write something and it is just not us and it has to go. Eagerly waiting for 16th :) :)

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    1. Now I did not look at it from that view point. Now even I feel, I do not want to be a part of anyones happiness or sadness. I just see it as a means to connect with friends who are scattered all over the globe.
      Yes I have something small planned up for 16th!

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  29. To this day, I've never put a status up on my personal fb profile. I only update for my blog. However, I have come across only a few people who have updated their relationship problems and negative things. It was really weird seeing this among all the happy happy people holidaying in Hawaii.
    Hope you're feeling better..

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    1. hahaha all the happy happy peopel holidaying in hawaii..hahahah
      and yes I am doing good :)

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  30. Ha! True! FB is where we all have our party faces permanently on and go around air-kissing everyone :)

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    1. hahahaahah what a description

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    2. AWESOME

      and this is the thing abt ur Blog...not only the post but all the comments are worth reading too...thanks that you write

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    3. Hahah And I love it too! That is why I have a small toke of appreciation set up this 16th!

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  31. I gave up on facebook for good. Best decision of my life. It was a clutter of self absorbed people living in their cocoons feeling all glorious about themselves while all I could see was monkeys hogging for attention.

    Oh well!

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    1. And I now feel like a monkey. Thank u :P

      I am too vain to let go :P

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  32. Everyone is served dessert. That's 100% right. That's all I see most of the time too. :)

    But, I do see people cribbing or sharing their opinions once in a while, which is a healthy change. I am glad I see at least few of these. Otherwise, I really don't care for every Friday night check-ins of people on my friends.

    ooh...16th...Hope its good news. :)

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    1. heheeh thanku for reading...And yes it is gooood!

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  33. Yeah facebook is irritating these days, I only log in to stalk my fav singers... and all the while I feel like slapping those teenagers who say osum! for everything... ( I sound old... egad!) anyway, neat post... it is true, my fav quote has always been "If the grass is greener on the other side, you can bet the water bill is also higher".
    P.S: Good job strutting it like Alan Shore ... I personally liked, strike that, I fell in love with Bobby Donnell from The Practice.

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    1. hahaha the "owsum" "errrrmahgawd" "yipeeeee" kill me please!!!!!
      and I like that quote, sooo true right!!!!

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  34. I like FB because even though it is superficial to an extent, it makes me happy sometimes, well, make it most of the times. :) Btw, you studied in NLS, Bangalore? If so, you were so close to my place.

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    1. Hahah now I have to confess. I use facebook diligently too
      :P
      Not NLS...I wasnt all that bright :P
      I was in the college that ranks the 7th :P

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  35. Red handed! You speak my emotions 0_0 ..and how so perfectly! I absolutely admire your posts.

    You just added a clinging fan to your kitty! :P .. waiting for 16th : )

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    1. Thanks you so much Love. You know how such cuteness is looked forward to.
      And yes I have something up this 16th!

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  36. I can only empathise with this post- Not that I dont upload pics but it took me some time to realise every one fight their own demons. after all why will some one pose a sad face for a FB pic !
    Honestly sharing happy things is better than sharing rants and enlightening one liners or heart breaks.
    I wrote some thing similar if you have time :) http://afshan-shaik.blogspot.in/2013/12/the-face-book-of-life.html#.UvnKkmKSydw

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    1. I do agree and I hav no problems with those who share their happiness. But sometimes it comes so often that you feel that shudnt they be enjoying the moment rather than pasting it all over the friggin wall?

      I am nw on my way to read ur post!

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  37. I totally agree with you on this post! Wrote something similar myself last month (and I think you commented on it too). Facebook is for what we want people to think our life is about...we don't share our trials and tribulations and only the snippets that are positive.

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    1. Oh yes!!!
      I did I did!!!!!!
      And I concur to what you said, Facebook is for what we want people to think our life is about.

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  38. looking at facebook i used to feel like almost every of my friends have a complete life... vacationg at singapore, weekends at pondicheri, every other dinner at some posch five star hotels... what else do u need, i thot....thanks for awakening me red handed...

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    1. Hmm....life is not a bed of roses...atleast not continuously!!!
      Thanks love for reading!

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  39. looking at facebook i used to feel like almost all my friends had a complete life...vacationg at singapore, weekends at pondi, every other dinner at some five str hotel...what else do you need, i thot... thanks for awakening me red handed

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  40. True words. Sigh. It's so easy to forget them sometimes though. And yes, no one needs to know. :) Wishing you all the luck, next Alan Shore!

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    1. heh Thanks for reading..Been long since u dropped by :)

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  41. I read this post while I was studying and I thought of reading some blogs and your blog came to my mind and then I read it on my phone. I must admit that you are right. Its like everyone is happy there, faking out and all that crap. Its so sad to see people, your own friends like that. I know that feeel, but in a different context. I didn't get into a university and I couldn't settles for less so whenever desi aunties ask me and my mum about university and all, my mum makes up and its so funny and sad at that time! LOL. I love how you write such awesome posts! You go girl! :D

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    1. hehehe even my mother does the veryyyyyyyyyyy same!!!! and I know whtever u r doing, u r happy :)

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  42. Hi

    A very relevant post...u r very right about FB. what we see there are only half truths, like expired brands in new packing! :P
    wishing u loads of success in your field!
    cheers!

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    1. hahaha I liked tht analogy....expired brands in new packing..hahahaha

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  43. Facebook is becoming a place where people are beginning to show off more than what they actually are. It's starting to get beyond control!

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  44. True that. And congrats on your first appearance in court. By the way, the first example reminded me of a photo I had posted similar to the one you had mentioned. Just a small switch of places though - I was literally on top of the yak and the "love of my lyf" had to satisfy herself innocently gawking from the background.

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    1. hahahahah nw I can picture the scene. Poor wife of yours :P

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  45. haha I feel it was me being described here :p I am one fb kida myself..I cant help myself from uploading little things abt me..i even posted a teddy my husband got for me..so try to understand us too :p we seek admiration so badly from others or may be we want to share our happiness

    But i even agree that people are not as happy as they appear to be there...nailed it

    your posts always make me THINK ..

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    1. hahahaahahhaha...now that was a very very cute confession!

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  46. Desserts and FB analogy - NAICE! I shall steal the concept, YOINK!

    You forgot the part where we keep refreshing the page to see if we get any likes and cry deeply and put a gun in our mouths when we don't within 5 minutes.

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    1. hahahahaah steal it...you hav my permission!!!!!

      I do tht after uploading a profile picture :(

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  47. Since you're doing the approval thing, let's see if you're actually reading your comments before approving them.

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse! Ask not what NaMo can do for you, ask what you can NaMo for yourself.

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    1. hahah I do read....and still approve
      A young Rahul Gandhi I see in you. Wait, Rahul Gandhi is already a YOUTH!

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  48. I nod in agreement to each of the words that you have penned here! So true...!! I must say I feel the pangs of jealousy and sometimes even sad when I see friends upload pics of doing things which I would have wanted to..strange thing is I even feel bad when they do something which I don't really like!! So I agree to each word you said there girl! And wow Alan Shore, that line was the icing on the cake of the post :)

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    1. hey hey hey!!! Exactly...jealousy is what infects me whenever I log in to facebook! But for some reason I am too vain to leave it!

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  49. JOKES ON MY FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK. ALL I POST ARE STUPID THINGS AND STUPID PICTURES.

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  50. I had commented on the previous post and now when I came here for updates, I was like WHAAAA, the post is deleted.. I had felt a strong connection with that post since I had gone thru the exact thing a few years back..

    And coming to FB.. its a biatch!!!

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    1. hehe..I dunno I was disgusted by it.
      Babe, how are you? Baby on the way!!!!!!!!

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    2. Am fine dear.. doing well.. Yeah.. counting days and hours, literally :)

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  51. Hi Red,

    I am sorry I am so late to check in on your post.

    Hi! My name is Vidhya and I had a FaceBook Addiction. I will be sober for two years this June 2014. I was very happy with facebook. It was an excellent means to stalk people from your past and future (future in the sense where you make an opinion about a person from their facebook profile even before meeting them face to face). Then I somehow realised that I am stalking on people in an effort to know about them but the same people are feeding me with information which is not actually representative of what they really are. So, I unfriended each and every one of my 60 friends with a vengeance and never went back. I have logged into FB with a fake account to stalk on people from my past for about 10 times in the past year. All the times I logged into my fake account I was going through pre-menstrual tension so I want to forgive myself. I want to make 2014 the year where even PMS cannot break me.

    Like Bernadette would say I have been practicing for years to deal with my estrogen fluctuations and I will claim my control over it this year.

    One more significant event which helped my get off facebook was when I realised how evil Mark 'SuckerBerg' was after I watched that movie based on his life.

    Also the fact that I am leading a very depressing life is also keeping me away from facebook effectively.

    Will I ever go back on Facebook? I really hope that I do not ever have to sink that low again.

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    1. I am sinking lowwwwwwwwww....I am still on facebook, twitter and every social gatherings like this.
      YES I AM VAIN :P

      Babe, I look forward to ur comments!

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    2. Arre.. No... Darling... You are not sinking low... in fact you are above all this because you can see beyond the facade... you can be happy for others on facebook... and you can still continue to be yourself with a stable head.

      I on the other hand get influenced and distracted very easily. So it is best for me (and only me) to stay away from any kind of social networking.

      The facebook and twitter interface is actually very good for your blog's popularity. Your creative expression is linked to them. So you are not vain.

      It does feel really nice to know that you look forward to my comments. Thank you.

      Keep the creative juices flowing.

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  52. Congratulations for your first appearance as lawyer :-)

    I just love your posts ... you are one amazing writer.

    PS: Who are you? Wise I could know more about this brilliant blogger. :-)

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    1. hey, Thank you. coming from you it means a ton!!!!!
      P.S- Let us keep that a secret :D

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  53. good work girl...i'm a regular reader of ur posts..couldnt help but notice a tinge of sadness in this post...hope everythingz ok...fb is "selfpraise bordering on narcissism taken to a whole new level"
    never had an account and never bothered to hav one...(though some of my friends are really pissed abt me not havin an account...i still dnt understand why???)
    anywayz waitin for ur surprise...

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    1. hey you are not a blogger and still you left a comment. You know how much I cherish such comments.
      Thank you!!
      Yup, thinks were not that fine in my world..Now they are. Thanks for noticing :)

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  54. Trust me I got over facebook months ago..:P Well, no I din't- OH WELL- I am trying to..;)
    I see your point here and trust me when I tell you that I have update similar annoyed-from-it-all-and-yet-rolling updates..:P
    . waiting for 16th ..:D Good luck.Red.:)

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    1. heheeh it is Ok..even I am battling the addiction :P
      and yes I have something sweet up on 16th!

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  55. I got over facebook months ago- no I din't- OH WELL I AM TRYING TO..:P :P ;)
    I see the point you are trying to make and trust me I have numerous time made the annoyed-it-with-it-all-and-yet-rolling status updates, ;)
    Waiting for 16th, good luck Red..:)

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  56. Agree with it. . I was part of the facebook drama once but now I am merely an observer without sharing a tiny bit about myself. . In a way feeling better because now I don't have that need to get likes and shallow comments from the people I barely know in facebook. . Good observations. .

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    1. Impressive! Here I am writing against facebook and still using it and there you are not sharing much about you.
      Thanks for reading !

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  57. You must add a Facebook Like button under the post :D

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    1. hahah there is a facebook share option already :P

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    2. hahah there is a facebook share option already :P

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  58. So much reality in this post. Yes, we all like to post only selective news. We would never put up our real life problems. The #100happyday photos that are posted are the most genuine pics that I have seen on facebook so far. Rest are just selective piece of information put up to make us jealous :P

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  59. I enjoyed reading the post and various comments.I never knew that you command such wide readers.FB is not intended to serve as a mirror and expose the warts.

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  60. loll ha ha ha ha .......red i m sure u were never the donkey to be made to feel like an intelligent dolphin ...even during your unemployed period u have always had that spark ,,,,in the first place ...!! you just take it harsh on yourself ... ...!!!! No matter what the world says its never just numbers that measure ones worth ....i m more of a guy who works on emotion .. so whenever my parents try to be subtle about me i make sure i put forward an even more overtly straighter pciture than it actually is in fornt of my relatives .......kind of like a revevnge for you haven to even thought of me in a way tht needs to be hidden .. what people around you feel about u definately affects the out come of ur doings so its really important to straighten these things out mmm.....did ...u actually called the judge madam ...!!! loll ha ha ha ha ha h a
    allen shore ,,,,,ha ha h a yaa ud wish ,,, danny craine nahi allen shore haan ..!!!!

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  62. I am just catching up on my reading. You went to National Law School, that is like seriously Awesome!
    You are not only funny but smart too! A rare combination I say :)

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  63. I like the way you exposed the bare bones of the Facebook users.

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  64. If I had not known before, I def. do now that we are tuned in to the same frequency! I adore Alan Shore, love his character and persona.. and I love anyone who loves Alan Shore. Period! :)

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  65. Man, my fb timeline would be very boring. Am I surrounded by such boring people or what. All I see is people getting married. And I feel sorry for them. :P :D

    I remember me putting up a status once, "Let everyone's life be as awesome as they act it is to be on facebook". :-)

    You called a male judge Madam..?? :D I once called my teacher 'Mommy' out loud in the class when I was in school. ;-)

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  66. Lovely post Ms. :)
    Bdw, may I know your name please? Only if you don't have a problem revealing that!
    I like greeting people through their name! :)

    Keep blogging!

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  67. Oh my God.. how right that post is.. I cant agree more.. I mean I dont know how many times have I cringed at the plain old life I have seeing the wonderful lives of others.. I too wonder how can people be so elated all the time.. Awesome post..

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  68. Oh my God.. how right that post is.. I cant agree more.. I mean I dont know how many times have I cringed at the plain old life I have seeing the wonderful lives of others.. I too wonder how can people be so elated all the time.. Awesome post..

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  69. You have this uncanny ability to speak out the truth in a very pleasing manner. No wonder you're a lawyer :) This was such a nice post. FB is the only place where ppl r always happy. And that's not a reality at all !

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  70. This reminds me of a fact that I read somewhere (and it is so true)
    People are not as bad looking as they look in their Aadhar Card, and they are not as good looking as they seem to be in the FB.

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  71. This is just what I needed and how convincingly told!!! I love reading your posts and they invariably always cheer me up.
    PS... Alan Shore is amazing!!!

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