Just have to write this here or explode.
Facebook–it is probably the thing that has the most grown-ups acting like teenagers that I’ve ever encountered. Yes, I am on Facebook. Yes, it’s a good way to spread information and to keep in touch. And yes, it’s a good way to waste countless hours of your time and to realize that we’re all just a bunch of sub-moronic adolescents who can’t seem to break away from the high school mentality.
NOTE: This applies much more to some than to others. And yes, I am venting.
Yesterday people were writing colors for their status updates.
(For those of you smart individuals out there who are not Facebook users, a status update is just that: an update someone writes about what they’re doing, what’s on their mind at that particular moment, etc…Yes, this can turn for many into a minute-by-minute account of the most mundane and personal activities imaginable. TMI comes to mind more than once.)
Many (like me) were left to wonder what this was all about, and then I found out that it was another one of those absolutely worthless ploys to “raise awareness for breast cancer” shenanigans by posting the color of the bra you were sporting that day. First of all, can I say how retarded this is? I can see this being a popular activity back in junior high. Secondly, is anyone else out there completely sick and tired of the words “raising awareness”? You know what, I think we’re all plenty “aware” of breast cancer by now. And coincidentally, being “aware” of breast cancer does nothing, really, about it. And posting the color of the bra you’re wearing to raise “awareness” will do nothing to combat breast cancer.
Yes, I realize it’s all in good fun. But I still think it’s retarded.
And, in case anyone really wanted to know: Dingy, grayish white with portions of pale yellow. I feel so much more aware now, don’t you?