A Facebook Observation
I am a big fan of Facebook. I know that for many people my age Facebook is disliked, it is not to be trusted; it is something evil that is ruining the younger generations.
RT – Crap I just said younger generation(s), like now I have more than one younger generation to bitch about.
Many seniors believe Facebook is so intrusive that strangers can watch what you are doing through your computer. I believe none of those things. Except for pictures of food, annoying political crap and those stupid “I’m an Elm, what kind of tree are you” quizzes, I think Facebook is great.
I can keep in touch with my friends, children, and grandchildren through Facebook. I can get in touch with old friends I haven’t seen or heard from in years. I have even made a few friends from years gone by that I never knew years gone by.
Lately I have made a Facebook observation.
People that are my age that I reconnected with, look and act exactly as I remember them, give or take a wrinkle and a pound or two.
People that I reconnected with who are older than I, now seem really, really old.
The people that throw me for a loop are those who I knew as young friends of my kids. It seems that no matter what, it is difficult to see people you knew as teens or younger who are now grown adults and not still picture them as those kids you used to know.
I usually see these kids from posts or comments to my sons' or daughter's page.
“Holy shit! Darren Baker is a policeman? He was the biggest delinquent in town.”
“No crap, Sara McCormack is a school teacher with two kids, wasn’t she a little Tom boy that got caught smoking in the girls room?”
“Bobby Lesterman is a doctor? That little shit! When did he get his head straight?”
“I can’t believe Annie Clemp got out of rehab, she was a goody two-shoes.”
“Peter Thompson ran the Marathon? Wasn’t he always called Fat, Fat, the Water Rat?”
People change, but for the most part from the age of maybe 25 to forever they are essentially the same person. A person under the age of 25 often goes through a metamorphosis and develops into a person you could have never envisioned.
At least that is my Facebook observation.