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Facebook Feelings

March 6, 2016


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“LET NOTHING UPSET you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything is changing. God alone is changeless. Patience attains the goal. Who has God has everything. Only God fills every need.”

I tell myself this every morning when I wake up and at difficult moments during the day, and again at night when I am trying to fall asleep. Sometimes it works, but honestly, most of the time it’s like putting a Band-Aid on a patient after open heart surgery. Life in the year 2106 is crazy, let’s face it. You know it and I know it. But somehow the folks at Facebook do not know it, or at least don’t want to admit it, and so they have come up a bit short with their new Reaction buttons that allow you to do more than just “Like” something. Now you can register a few other feelings, like Happy, Sad, Angry, Wow and HaHa.

I am guessing “Wow” is the one they offer to register all those other states of being that dog us through life, like Could Care Less, In the Gutter, Wish I Could Be You, High As a Kite, Considering Suicide, Sick and Tired of Your Bullshit, Not Even Who I Say I Am, Hate Your Guts But Friended You Anyway and Desperately Want to Deactivate My Account But Without It I Am Truly Alone. Now those would be some helpful buttons.

— Andrea Rouda
Andrea Rouda blogs at The Daily Droid.

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