Losing Life To Facebook

September 18, 2012
By TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories


Stories are an extraordinary domain. I am not extraordinary.
The biggest task of all is admitting that you are not perfect and you too have problems to deal with.
I have read essays, articles, stories about people dealing with addiction to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. My problem is fairly simple but is life threatening. It is none other than the World-Wide-Web. You probably don't notice but it gradually destroys your life little by little. It's symptoms are nothing great, just that you are losing your precious time. I feel the need to share my thoughts constantly and I feel the laptop screen's brightness soothes my nerves and probably makes me more creative. It makes me feel connected and a part of the world. I feel that my thoughts are heard and emotions cared for. It gives you a kick to know that you know everyone and anyone. It portrays the perfect image of equality, where everyone is given the same amount of attention and space. You feel as important as XYZ is. Biase-ness is the great Indian tragedy, and Internet is the American dream. I probably just want to save our memories for eternity, in a place which will never evolve or change. I didn't realise as I went away from books, from people, from things which mattered and devoted my time to television and internet. My grades fell and my mind succumbed to never thinking out of the box and my creativity lost itself in the muddle of facebook posts. Right now, I am at the stage of rediscovering my lost self, and my first love-books, making sure that my time is well spent. Life is too short to have regrets.


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Everybody's problem these days!

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on Sep. 26 2014 at 1:39 pm
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

Thabks very much Chaitali :)

on May. 12 2014 at 8:56 pm
Chaitali SILVER, Plymouth, Minnesota
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Struggle has one definition and one impact not more nor less.

Tanvi! You are an awesome writer dude!  So true... Try reading my articles n suggest me some things too...Good Luck :)

hippo said...
on May. 9 2014 at 4:17 pm
Who even uses facebook?????????? I mean seriously??????

on Oct. 8 2012 at 5:15 pm
dolphincrazy226 BRONZE, Madison, Alabama
4 articles 2 photos 28 comments

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Life is Good!

Always glad to help:)  Keep writing!!!!

on Oct. 8 2012 at 5:42 am
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

Thanks Devon! :)

on Oct. 8 2012 at 5:41 am
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

thanks Cami!! :D

on Oct. 8 2012 at 5:40 am
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

Dolphin, you just made my life a lot easier by pointing out what could be improved, thanks for the critisism :)

on Oct. 7 2012 at 4:27 pm
devonunorthodox25 BRONZE, Chaffee, Missouri
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"When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, sit back and watch the world wonder how you did it." --Unknown

This is good stuff!

on Oct. 7 2012 at 3:05 pm
dolphincrazy226 BRONZE, Madison, Alabama
4 articles 2 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is Good!

Good point, that's definetly thinking out of the box;) If you could omit the first two sentences, then the main idea might flow a little easier.  Other than that, if you could mention how important life is when you mention the essays about drugs and alcohol, that point may also be emphasized, as I think that is your main focus.  also, if you mention more about how the internet is a false feel-good, then it might work persuasively towards your message. Nice job and way to make people think about what they are doing with their time!:)

Cami98 GOLD said...
on Oct. 7 2012 at 3:02 pm
Cami98 GOLD, San Antonio, Texas
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"You is kind, you is smart, you is important"

this is really good and very true:) thanks  

on Oct. 1 2012 at 1:39 pm
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

I should too..:/ Thaanks :)

on Oct. 1 2012 at 1:38 pm
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

Oh Thanks so much! and yeah i is :)

on Oct. 1 2012 at 1:37 pm
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

I should too..:/ thaankss :)

on Sep. 30 2012 at 8:30 am
BlueSunset BRONZE, Barcelona, Other
3 articles 0 photos 79 comments

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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"- Dr. Seuss

Very well said! Many people now a days are addicted to these social networks and it's hard to get off them as well! I think it's about time someone said something about this problem, well written and good job! Keep it up xx

hypermagical said...
on Sep. 22 2012 at 3:35 pm
hypermagical, Indianapolis, Indiana
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You can quote me on that.

Deep stuff, I should probly get off the computer right now....

on Sep. 22 2012 at 1:48 pm
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

haha yeah, thanks penguin! :D

on Sep. 22 2012 at 11:32 am
MustachioedPenguin BRONZE, Lilburn, Georgia
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This is VERY true!


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