I can not say anything on Facebook

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

I have deleted everyone on Facebook was is not a current relationship of mine. Friends from high school, who I have not seen in 20 years, are all gone now, all de-friended. Ex-boyfriends of female friends, and ex-girlfriends of my male friends, are all gone now. I’ve managed to get my list of “friends” down to 110 people. This is family, current friends, people I work with, plus a few semi-current friends, who I’ve only seen once in the last 5 years, but to whom I still feel close.

And yet I find I still can not say anything on Facebook. Almost anything I say will offend at least one of those 110 people, in ways that I choose not to indulge.

I would really like to shut my Facebook account, but I feel like I am not able to do that right now. But the lack of conversation makes the place uninteresting to me.