A new 'warning' for families: You may be trading a full life for Facebook Likes

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  • Tim Torkildson Provo, UT
    June 5, 2017 4:27 a.m.

    There was a young person from Sandy
    Who craved Facebook time just like candy.
    Forsaking all others,
    Both sisters and brothers,
    He thought isolation just dandy.

  • COUGARSTRONG HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
    June 2, 2017 9:23 a.m.

    I couldn't tell if HAPPYMOM'S comments where sarcasm, but telling everyone on a comment board that you use facebook to share your testimony, temple attendance, or that you don't use your phone when you are talking to people is similar to using facebook to self promote. I used to think that people where just bragging or showing off but now I think that social media can be a place where you and your friends and family celebrate the great things that are happening in your life and get away from the challenges we all face for a small moment. Self esteem and personal worth are sensitive issues and if likes and support on your social media validate the good things in your life, good for you.

  • happymom123 Clearfield, UT
    June 1, 2017 9:02 p.m.

    I cannot tell you how much this articles hits it right on the head and then some. Facebook used to be fun at the beginning, not I only spend an average 1-2 times a week with an average of 20 minutes or less. Now after this article, I will spend a lot less time. I get so tired of how much my friends and family put on my Facebook page and most of it is way too much. I do not need to know every aspects of their lives. I don't even share that much and when I do it is to share my testimony of the gospel, temple attendance, scriptures, etc.. Don't get me started on cell phones. Last year I went to a single adult dance and I looked around and pretty much everyone were on their phones or looking at it. Again I am not attached to my phone. Friends and family know that I will not look at text messages or answer my phone when I am driving. When I am having a conversation with someone, my phone is not in the way and I am having a conversation with that person. Also what's sad, that some people now days use social media to ignore you. There is something to be said about the good ole days when people communicated normally. Life is too short to waste time. Enjoy the view and the moment

  • heidi ho Fort Collins, CO
    June 1, 2017 12:39 p.m.

    I totally got off facebook. It was such a time waster and it caused me to feel dissatisfied with my life when I compared it to others, especially when they seemed to have more "likes" than I did when I shared articles, or information. It was a total substitution for reality and today I have so much more free time! Life is good!