Are you a Facebook addict?

I read a stat the other day that, on average, people spend 3+ hours per day on Facebook.

Looking at pictures.

Reading posts.

Chatting up friends — or, may I add, virtual friends.

Has Facebook replaced your life? For so many people, Facebook is their life.

It’s where they vent.

It’s where they post things.

It’s where they put pictures up of their children.

It’s where they literally write down their day’s thoughts.

Facebook is not real, though. It’s just a replacement for life. You see, Facebook and social media are part of the overall big problem we have right now in society.

We’re spending way too much time in a virtual world and less time in the real world.

Listen, I’m not anti-Facebook. I like how it can connect you with people, maybe fans of yours, or old friends you haven’t seen in a while.

I use Facebook to check out events that are in around in my city.

It’s awesome to check out events and see what’s going on in the real world, and it’s a great way to find new people to connect way, face to face.

But that’s the key: face to face. Not face to notebook or face to Apple book, or face to Macbook.

Life is all about connecting face to face.

So for all of you Facebook junkies that have replaced your real life with Facebook, it’s time to realize that you need to start spending those times in your life out and about, going to the actual events, meeting the actual people, building your actual net work.

Having a social life, instead of a Facebook life.

Facebook is not real, folks.

It’s just more words on a screen in a culture that is addicted to the easy way out.

Our culture loves words on a screen. That’s what we become: words on a screen.

Why have we become words on a screen? Because it’s easier for us. We don’t have to put ourselves out there. There’s no rejection at all.

We can say something safely on the Facebook.

We literally could post something and if nobody responds, it’s okay, because we don’t take it personally at all.

It’s perfectly okay if nobody responds because, well, they’ve got other things to respond to. The fact is, it’s not really rejection at all.

Because we don’t really know the people who are reading it.

The real challenge is when you actually have to put yourself out there, in society, in today’s life, in today’s world. Putting yourself out there actually means there’s a chance of rejection. Most people fear rejection, so it’s easier just to connect on Facebook.

It’s easier to connect in a virtual world because nothing can happen. It’s all virtual.

It’s all sitting in the comforts of your house virtually connecting with people. It takes effort, it takes guts, it takes, well, it takes actually putting yourself out there every single day. Then there’s that chance of rejection.

Facebook, Instagram, everything else is a world of likes. You get liked when you post something. In real life, if you actually expressed something, there is no “like.”

If you take a chance, they may not like what you say and then your fragile protected ego will be exposed and you’ll get angry and upset.

Facebook is not real. None of this is real. The only thing that remains real is life.