I’ve long had a love/hate relationship with Facebook. For a while its ubiquity made it useful for keeping up with old friends, but it and other networks like it have for many replaced genuine interactions.
Whether you are sat on the bus, or walking through town, if you are looking straight ahead or even at the world around you, you are likely to stand out. Everyone else is staring intently at their phones.
For a while I was one of these people, but it took longer than I would care to admit to realise just how much of my life I was wasting in the pursuit of these superficial displays of affection or acknowledgements.
“Likes” are worthless. They are nothing compared to real, human contact.
They are certainly not a worthwhile exchange for my personal data; my preferences or my mental wellbeing.