Raise your hand if you’re sick and tired of seeing Facebook status updates from that one girl that dated that one buddy that one time in college. Or what about that dude you had 6th grade science with?
I used to think having a shit-ton of friends made me important. If I add everyone I ever meet other people will think I’m important and people will know that others care about what I have to say. Social validation at it’s finest, friends.
Some people and brands still think that way. I think that’s cute. Hell, there are plenty of brands that try every bullshit trick in the book to accumulate friends and followers that don’t matter, don’t influence crap, and don’t impact the bottom line.
You know what that’s called?
There’s so much noise, so many things to keep us utterly distracted from the things that really matter why do we insist on validating ourselves with excess “friends” who’s status updates we’re totally indifferent to, who we’ll never speak to again?
Well… probably because of our narcissistic egos, but it’s time to get over it people. It’s time to de-friend those that no longer add value to your lives.
This doesn’t mean you can’t talk to them at the 10-year reunion or if you run into them on the street, but it does mean you’ll have more time to read books, think critically, exercise, and create things that matter because you won’t be browsing insignificant updates that don’t matter.
That’s why I probably un-friended you tonight. I recommend you do the same, especially if they don’t add value to your life — me included.
Oh – and if you take self shots on your cell phone with your shirt off, and your male. I DEFINITELY de-friended you.