A recent study shows that Facebook overtakes daily activities like waking up, getting dressed, using telephone, or checking email. According to Dr. Michael Fenichel, a psychologist, ” The amazing thing is that, like cellphones, nobody seems to notice the vast amount of time and energy- at work, at home, and now while on the move-people are DEVOTING to Facebook. It has become a given.” Eventually he calls it Facebook Addiction Disorder or FAD.
How would you know if you’re a Facebook addict? Here are some signs:
1. You lose sleep over Facebook. In other words, 3 layers na ang eye bags mo for sleeping late.
2. You spend more than an hour a day on Facebook. Your desire increases while your satisfaction decreases. Hmmm
3. You become obsessed with old loves or ex boyfriends or girlfriends you reconnect with on Facebook. At times, you’re just stalking sa buhay ng ibang tao or to simply gossip sa accounts nila. 🙂
4. You ignore work in favor of Facebook. You get paid sa work to log on sa FB for an 8 hour job. Or if you’re a student, it keeps you motivated to level up your score sa Mafia Wars, Farm Ville & different surveys of the day instead of studying tomorrow’s lesson.
5. The thought of getting Facebook leaves you in cold sweat. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor!
The point of the matter is, we need help in controlling ourselves from being preoccupied in this kind of stuff. I would consider even Twitter, blogging, internet games, or anything or someone that pulls our attention as we tend to neglect other things which needs to be accomplished on time. Many of us are guilty on this. But what do we need to do? The word self control might help us overcome the addictions we have. Watch Joshua Harris and listen as he talks about self control in this wired world that we are living in.
Here me on this, we are not against using Facebook. But consider what we say, anything good that takes more of our time than God is bad. And like what Saint Paul would say “Everything is permissible for me”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”—but I will not be mastered by anything.”