Post # 1
Ok, I was on FB scanning through my feeds and I see this post from a neighbor. This is word for word.
“Its very sad to me that I posted and asked for prayers for my uncle who is dying in the hospital and not 1 person on FB liked or offered their support! I have prayed for so many people on here, some I hardly knew.. People are so self absorbed and insensitive these days! Our country is full of people with blinders on only noticing what they consume themselves with.. I am disgusted!”
My first thought was, seriously? FB means that much to you? Youre nuts.
Post # 4
Yikes! I am both sad for that person and weirded out!
Post # 5
@whoa_its_ash: right! DH said that if I did something like that he would be so embarrassed.
Post # 6
Maybe it’s not so much FB as it is that they are having a hard time coming to terms with their uncle’s looming passing-the non-likes just happens to be something they are focusing on so that they don’t have to deal with the much harder emotion of grief
Post # 7
@jesssamesssa: Honestly, I would feel weird “liking” a status like that…
Post # 8
That’s so weird! I can’t imagine posting something like that, but I also can’t imagine someone posting requests for prayers for a loved one and receiving no support!
That whole situation is really strange.
Post # 9
My first thought would be that this person is clearly in pain over his/her uncle’s dying, and does not have a better target for directing his/her anger, so he/she is taking it out on facebook, which is not a really ideal way to deal with grief, but everyone gets angry at a time like that, and it’s better than them kicking their dog or yelling at their spouse.
Post # 10
Grief and sadness sometimes make people act out of characheter.
Post # 11
@jesssamesssa: I think it is funny how she is so upset that people are so self absorbed because they didn’t all pay attention to her…
Let’s give the benefit of the doubt and blame this on the fact that this is an emotional time for her and she is unwisely letting it out on the internet!
Post # 12
@jesssamesssa: People don’t have to like or comment to say a prayer for him.
This response she gave leads me to believe that SHE needed the support and not her uncle. Maybe next time she should call upon a few real (not FB) friends to console her in her time of need.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
How does she know nobody prayed haha? Honestly, I only “like” statuses if it’s positive & I doubt I’m alone or in the minority in that thought process.
Post # 15
Here’s my response to that, “Your Uncle is dying in the hospital and you’re on Facebook? Get a clue.”
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY
@jesssamesssa: Is your neighbor older? I only ask because my parents’ friends take Facebook waaay too seriously.