Re: Fill in the blanks; Average people do not care about _______, they care about _________
"Finally, has anyone outright been told by friends or family to download an app, just so that they can send you something?
The psas were correct, peer pressure IS dangerous, but I am not sure in the way they intended to convey."
I was on facebook until around 2011-2012 but deleted it and have never used it since... I was also on what's app but deleted that the day after it was bought by facebook.
I have virtually zero contact with a bunch of people because as they put it 'you're not on facebook' this in spite of the fact they have my email and mobile number... as well as knowing other ways to contact me.
The fact that they're become to lazy to do anything outside of facebook, is the perfect example of why i left and the perfect reminder to never ever relent and consider using it (or anything else owned by them) again.
Friendships take work... It's a two way street. I made the effort, I'd txt everytime I was coming to town, tried to arrange meetups and so forth... They couldn't be bothered to do anything that wasn't 'on facebook'. It's like they lost the ability to function as human beings without a phone and a FB app in front of their face. Those people are no longer considered friends... to quote Arnold J Rimmer... I've come to regard them as 'people I've met'
One of them did actually keep in touch via phone/txt but lives at the other end of the country from me... Trying to arrange to actually visit as none of the others have made the effort in the last 6 yrs, in spite of the fact he's come up several times to see them. It's tricky finding a time when both of us have free weekends as it's a 600m or so round trip for me. Can't be done in a single day.
I treat people as they treat me... so it's always funny when some one complains about the way they get treated... It's exactly what you do to others... Deal with it fuckwit.