How Facebook Makes You Unhappy

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I first learned about Facebook in 2007. One of my closest friends invited me to join or sign up. At that time, Friendster was quite popular. Myspace as well. But, Yahoo Messenger was dominating the chatting/messaging world.

I signed up and tried to invite my work colleagues. I had even a contest with another colleague I invited: Who between the two of us could get more Facebook friends in a short period of time would win.

Of course he won. He knew a lot of people. He was a part-time make-up artist and had a lot of clients, plus he was quite popular at school as his Mama was a teacher. It was a fun game though.

Anyway right now, most of the Facebook users are unhappier and lonelier. Based on my Facebook friends’ posts, some bragged about what they have or where they were, for example, what new expensive things they just bought, what brand they’re wearing, where outside the country they currently are, etc.

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A Long Distance Relationship That Didn’t Last

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A young couple declared their love for each other on social media, mostly on Facebook because the other one uses free data.

Their respective families, friends, relatives, classmates, schoolmates, colleagues at work, neighbors, acquaintances, and others were witnesses to their immense love for each other.

The girl would post about how she misses him. How she wished he’s there hugging and kissing her, instead of talking to each other on Skype or Messenger. The guy would then post about how he loves her so much and if only she’s with him in a desert country but promises financial stabilization and wonderful future.

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Thank You

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Two most powerful words…

As Andrew Merle defines it from his post How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude on Huffpost, “An attitude of gratitude means making it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life, on a regular basis, for both the big and small things alike.”

Some people have a habit of expressing their appreciation while some get used to the help, the gifts, or favor that they can no longer appreciate it anymore.

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Trustworthy She Is Not

Do you know someone whom you think can be a good friend, but later on you realized he or she’s just a backstabbing bitch? Excuse me for my French. 🙂 I am asking because I know one.

I am struggling to find a friend, a confidante, because I have trust issues. I don’t trust easily. I have lost faith in humanity because I see treachery, disloyalty, unfaithfulness, duplicity, false-heartedness, and deception firsthand and I have seen a lot of movies about betrayals and deceits. Everybody just wants to be somebody other than being trustworthy, to advance themselves further regardless of who’s gonna get hurt along the way.

In a country where being friendly is not everyone’s priority, it is really hard to find a friend. So when I was on my lowest point and wanted to resign from my position, a colleague in sheep’s clothing approached me and offered some help. I thought she was genuine.

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Trouble in Paradise

There were some shocking events at my work in the past few days. Our supervisor resigned. She applied for another position in another department, same company. I guess she could no longer handle the stress. She was handling a growing number of employees, and she had a lot of tasks aside from supervising us. She’s able to neutralize our situation. Our project is new, not even a year-old yet, and because of her knowledge and skills with the tool we’re using, she’s able to contribute and helped us learn it the fast way.

Now that she’s gone, another supervisor is tasked to handle us. That is not the problem as she’s an approachable, kindhearted, and good leader. The problem is our country lead was assigned to another area. We’ve been told the position was offered to her as she has more advanced IT skills and she knows the tool more than anyone else so she can help a lot, she can help solve the existing issues. Because of her transfer, she appointed her close friend and seatmate to be the new country lead, which angers another colleague because he was our trainer. He was next to the previous country lead when it comes to seniority or longevity. He trained all of us, and the fact that he was not even considered for the job he got so furious and jealous and betrayed.

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