I have 282 friends. At least, that is what Facebook tells me. In reality, a lot of these “friends” are people who I met only once, people I knew for a while but never really have a connection with or even some people who were involved in bullying me long ago.
Why are all these people in my friends-list then, you ask. It’s because I’m very lenient on accepting people’s friendship request. What if they really care and are interested in how I’m doing right now? Wouldn’t it be a bit harsh to remove them from my friends-list?
Maybe. But I feel that I’m just fooling myself by keeping these people there.
Earlier this month, Lena and I were checking our friends-list in to see how many of our friends adopted this profile picture (we didn’t by the way, but that’s a whole different story; should I write something about that?)
Anyway, I came across one person on my list with this flag who caught my eye. I wondered why he was on my list. And I removed him.
Thus far, there have been no repercussions.
So it’s time to extend this. Right now, I’m going to go to my friends-list and start cleaning it up.
Well, it’s done. From 282 to 232, and with 22 likes less as well. This wasn’t easy. I feel I was still pretty lenient on who I allowed to stay, but for now I’m pretty content.
If you got here from Facebook, congrats on staying. If not, I guess it’s time we get to know each other better.