Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Running again and Facebook Babylonians...

Alright everyone...I'm back on track with running. YAY! I did 6.5 miles Saturday, although I walked quite a bit of it. Did 2 yesterday and felt pretty good...it was sweltering though. I'm going to lift and swim today and hopefully get in a full 5 or 6 miles tomorrow. This Saturday bumps up to 10 miles!! Ugh. Not sure how I feel about that. We'll see how it goes!

These shoes are holding up well! :)

Ancient Babylon was know for its extravagance, indulgences of every kind, and generally an "it's all about me"-attitude. Their motto, according to Isaiah, was "I am, and there is no one besides me" (Isa. 47:8).

Unfortunately, today's society mimics this motto in every way. And facebook has become a forum for the all-about-me mentality. I'll be the first to admit that I spend WAY too much time reading about other people's lives and "stalking" my friends' walls. This topic has come up several times in recent conversations, so I decided to make a list of some of the things that people do to portray this mentality of "I am, and there is no one besides me." Please remember that this is not directed at anyone in particular...just some things I've observed (and, ahem, done).

You might be a Facebook Babylonian...
  • if you feel the need to "check-in" everywhere you go.
  • if you pour out your life story in 420-word or less soundbites...enlightening your readers to all of your ailments and intimacies.
  • if you call people out on facebook - by name - without calling them out IRL (in real life).
  • if you expect people to know what's going on in your life because you posted it on facebook. (attention users: not everyone checks your profile page every day - shocker, I know)
And finally, you might be a Facebook Babylonian...(drumroll please)...
  • if you post something that starts with "if you know someone..." or ends with "99% of you will not re-post, let's see if you're in that 1%"
Exceptions to the above include:
  • ANY TIME you need prayer - please post it. Asking for prayer is completely acceptable!!!
I'm sure I've offended someone. Please comment below. :)

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