Facebook Is Not Your Story

Your life is a story.

It’s a wild kind of story – not only are you the author, but nature is the author; other people are authors; loss and love are authors; hate and greed and war are authors; grace and fortune are authors.

It’s a story which flows through the media of time and space.

You can’t see time nor space – but they’re there. And you get to create with them.

Facebook claims it’s a place to tell your story.

No, Facebook is just one medium where things that aren’t really you radiate onto glowing screens.

Others may choose to believe Facebook’s claim as they let the radiation dart through they’re glimmered eyes, but you don’t have to believe any of it.

You may get knocked down, beaten and lost in life.

You, however, are the main author. You’ve been given just enough time and space to create your story.

Please don’t forget this.


  1. Hi, I found out your blog and read this post somehow. I agree with your view about facebook. Even if I use facebook, I sometimes wonder how people think about me thorugh my facebook. I use it for fun and keep in touch with my friends and family. But, since people added me as friends, lots of people whom I don’t know also can see my things and judge me as facebook is my life story. I wish people don’t judge me through facebook like our view.
    Thank you for refreshing my mind.

  2. I’ve been feeling like to much of my life is happening online. So refreshing to read this beautifully written post. So simple and poetic. I may just print this out and post it on my wall… my actual wall, not my FB wall. 😉

  3. Absolutely. We’re telling our life story, in fact, in every waking hour, by the choices we make. In other words, how we spend our time and how we treat others. “We are what we do,” a very Zen therapist once told me, “not what we think we are or hope to be. We are not our intentions. We are what we DO.”
    Because of your Facebook theme, I must share this, a variant viewpoint in a recent posting of mine: “Facebook put my life together again,” at http://marksking.com/my-fabulous-disease/facebook-put-my-life-together-again/


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