I am writing you to let you know that we can no longer be friends. Maybe in the future that will change. Consider this a parting of ways.
To all my friends on facebook,
If you need to get a hold of me, you can call me, email me, send me a letter via owl post/snail mail, or come visit me. If you don't know how to do any of the above, find someone who does, and if you can't do that, I suppose we're not really friends.
My time away from facebook is not due to an addiction. It is more the idea that it isn't necessary to my life, and in an attempt to simplify my life, eliminating facebook seemed natural. I use facebook to keep in touch with people and in reality, I have plenty of other means of doing that. Ways in which I prefer. If you want me to know what's going on in your life, then tell me. If I want you to know what's going on in my life, I'll tell you, but not my hundreds of 'friends'.
I can't seem to get past the story of the Amish man. I don't want to be someone that is willing to sacrifice what's best for me and my family for some sort of artificial joy and busyness. I know that no one else will give up facebook as a result of my actions, and this is not an effort to guilt anyone into following suit. This is my choice.
Thank you for listening.