Thursday Thoughts, Random

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 9:43am

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 09-05-2010 - 6:36am

i agree.


not everybody i went to school with has FB but of the majority i've reconnected with that do, i've discovered amazing stories, beauitful families.

 

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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 6:40am
I agree- I went to a teeeny tiny high school in a teeny tiny town and most of us knew each other from oh..birth.
i wasn't popular in high school but I wasn't unpopular either - you know..I was just nerdy and smart and dramatic LOL -- but I'd say out of th e85 kids I graduated with probably 30 of them are on FB and it's been lovely to connect - we all share that common small town bond.
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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 6:48am
i think this will be my childrens' story, they've been through more schools than i can ever imagine...my oldest is on FB, what's neat is she's connected with a couple friends from places we used to live, but they only knew eachother as toddler/preschoolers there!

 

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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 7:05am
i hear that.

 

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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 8:17am
the girl has told me NO WAY is she going to the same college my ex dh and I did -because she doesn't want her professors saying "oh I had your MOTHER in my class..." LOL
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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 9:56am

One of the wonderful things that FB has done for me was to prove that I was right about high school people. For years I've thought about how in high school, everyone needed for everyone to fit neatly into some category or another...fairly or not...and a lot of social decisions, some of them not very nice, were made based on that categorization and/or the individual's ability to live up to it. After graduation, though, all of that disappeared, leaving everyone on a more equal footing. Almost no one (with maybe an exception or two,lol)is really the same person they were in high school because the made-up social distinctions only follow us as far as graduation. Having observed that little by little over the past 30ish years, I was not really all that surprised when I started to connect on FB with high school classmates who didn't even acknowledge my existence, and some who were downright awful to me. I had even wondered over the years if the people who'd treated others badly based on their category ever looked back on their behavior with regret, and now thanks to FB I've found that for some, that has been the case. FB has also inspired several mini-reunions which have been wonderful experiences.

I will admit that it was weird at first, receiving friend requests from people who 30 years ago wouldn't give me the time of day, but overall it's been a great experience and I wouldn't trade "knowing" them now for anything.

 
Lauren




Edited 9/5/2010 9:57 am ET by lauren1063

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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 10:29am

Joy got me on FB. Didn't do anything with it until a girlfriend emailed my dh asking if he was him. I had no idea that dh was also on FB. I emailed her back and gave her the long overdue update on our family. I maybe email her a couple times a year. And I still don't do anything with my FB account.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 10:52am

i know what you're saying and totally agree.

 

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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 1:11pm

FB has also turned out to be a great way to keep up with my family, who are spread out all over kingdom come. It was very comforting to all of us around the time that my uncle was ill and following his death. Except for my sister, everyone in my family who is old enough to have a FB account has one and uses it regularly -- even my 91-yr-old great-aunt!


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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 5:51pm
THANK YOU :)

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