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How are you feeling, Jay?

I’m fine Facebook.

Really. I’m fine.

OK. I’m lonely.

My friends are all out having great times. I know this because I see them posting things all the time.

Meanwhile, I’m home with my cats, answering a question posed by a text box on a website.

I could be out taking photos of food or my pets. I could be commenting on a TV show, or talking with a friend.

Instead I’m having a life crisis because a text box on a website made me realize how pathetic my life is.

I once socialized with real people. Now I stay at home, comforted by the electronic messages of hundreds of weak connections.

And now, this post becomes a desperate cry from a life of loneliness. A plea for more electronic attention to stave off that loneliness for one more night.

How am I feeling, Facebook? I’m feeling the loneliness of my generation, trapped alone together on the internet.

3 Responses to How are you feeling, Jay?

  1. Camilo Olea January 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    This reminded me of a joke I saw recently on Tumblr:

    “Mom: Why don’t you go out with your friends
    Me: They’re all from the internet”

    But seriously dude, you’re cool. Feel free to drop by Cancun any time. :)

    • Jay January 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

      My Mom called me after reading this to make sure I was ok.

      • Camilo Olea January 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

        Awww. Moms.

        But seriously, I get what you’re saying. What I’ve found is that my circle of friends has decreased in size, but increased in strength. Meaning, I see fewer friends and on less occasions now, but when I do, I have an awesome time with them. Maybe its a matter of using better the less time we have to socialize in person and spend it with people that we truly love.