Friends … real friends??

This is a bit of a rhetorical question I suppose, but are your FaceBook friends real? It is something I have started to think about recently. In fact as recently as 1 hour ago!

About a year ago, I came across someone I have known or been known to, for about 60 years. This person was a good friend of my parents and her daughter was a friend of mine. When we moved house in 1966 all contact was lost and it was through FaceBook that I was able to get back in contact again. We have chatted (the mother and me) on a number of occasions and it was good. However! The daughter seems to have dropped me from her friends list and I don’t know why. It has happened just recently, possibly in the last couple of weeks. It is this that makes me question the reality (if that’s the correct word) of FaceBook friends. The thing is though, I have friends from work, who are FB friends who still ‘appear’ to be friends. In fact, I have been chatting to two of them tonight. Now they may just be humouring me, I would not like to speculate on that, but from what they were saying, I get the impression that we are still friends.

Now, saying all that, I have myself just ‘unfriended’ (what a stupid word) a couple of people that I used to work with. They have not responded to any messages or posts and so I get the feeling that I’m just a number in their ‘friends’ list. I don’t want to be a number. Is that wrong?

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2 thoughts on “Friends … real friends??

  1. Maybe the reason why the daughter unfriended you is because she might be posting inappropriate things that would not look appealing to you.
    Unfriending people isn’t wrong. I do that too when I get annoyed with the things they are posting. ^^

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  2. You could be right, but from what I know of the person, (and yes they may have changed) they would not be too bothered about offending my sensitivities. Their attitude would be “if you don’t like it, then don’t read it!” It would be upto me to unfriend them. But thanks for your comment. It is appreciated.

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