Letter: Watch me

Published: Saturday, Nov. 9 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

As a parent of six children, I remember all of them going through a phase that I called the "watch-me-Daddy" phase. When they did something or learned something, they were always so excited to show someone, and when Daddy got home, there was a lot of "watch-me-Daddy." There did come a time when they outgrew that phase.

Sadly, we continue to see this phase today in every age group, and it is so amazing how many people have either never grown out of that phase or are reverting back to it. Today it is called Facebook. It is the big "watch-me-Daddy" media outlet. When people are so in need of attention, they put a post on Facebook and hope that people will respond in a positive way so they can feel good about themselves for a few minutes. How sad is that?

The article by Jason Wright ("Your Facebook friends don't care what you had for breakfast," Nov. 7) was right on. Facebook could be used to uplift and encourage and give hope to others. Instead it is a big "watch-me-Daddy" trying so desperately to draw attention to oneself or tear others down by posting horrible things about other people. I agree with Mr. Wright: there are some things that should be off-limits.

Jan Evans

North Salt Lake

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