Beware of Facebook.

by Patrick Liew on August 27, 2018

Beware of Facebook.

Facebook has an unbelievable power to engage you over a protracted period of time.

It can sometimes make you scroll mindlessly and meaninglessly through post after post, click “Like” after “Like” on a growing number of its pages.

(Please don’t leave my Love Note now.)

Over time, Facebook can influence you far more than you can ever know or imagine.

Ask yourself, Are you using Facebook or are you being abused by it?

Whether Facebook is your friend or foe, it depends on how you use one of the most powerful gifts from our Creator – choice.

Bear in mind – choices have consequences.

You can choose to control Facebook or let Facebook control you.

Facebook can be your servant or your master.

The outcome is entirely up to you and you have to decide on the outcome every time you log into Facebook.

Remember, for whatever you accept into your life, if you cannot control it, it will eventually control you or start to control you.

In my humble opinion, you can be an addict to any substance.

You can also be addicted to any activity by design and habit.

Anything can become a driver, a drug, an ego trip, a corrupting influence, or an overwhelming power.

Everything can be used to become demonic.

Beware.

Your brain can tell you it’s not possible or it will never happen to you.

That’s why no smoker at the beginning will tell you that he/she will ever become a chain smoker.

Similarly, an alcoholic who doesn’t believe and admit he/she is an alcoholic will never be able to cure himself/herself.

Through my study and observation of all kinds of addiction, I have formulated a series of tests to determine if you are or can be addicted to Facebook.

If your mind is preoccupied with Facebook and you spend more time on it than is necessary, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you cannot stop yourself from using Facebook at will and at any point in time, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you cannot be truthful to others about time spent on Facebook, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you spend time on Facebook at the expense of doing something more important and living a better lifestyle, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you spend more and more time on Facebook, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you feel uncomfortable or even irritated when you stop using Facebook or endeavour to stop using it, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you use Facebook to escape from problems and challenges in your life or to improve your mood, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you have made repeated attempts to control, cut back, or stop the use of Facebook, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you have done something wrong in the process of using Facebook and you do not correct it or correct it adequately, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you have jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, project or opportunity because of using Facebook, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

If you have not plan a schedule for the use of Facebook and implement it effectively, you are addicted or on the way to become addicted to it.

The best way to determine if you are addicted to Facebook is to shut it down and stop using it for a period of time.

Who knows, you may be glad you’ve got your life back.

In any case, it’s good to fast from Facebook every now and then so as to face our Creator and face your true self – and to do it without any distraction.

When your mind is clear about how to live your life effectively, such clarity will bring power.

Such power is needed to control the use of Facebook and other areas of your life.

You can never get older in the past or younger in the future.

Do not waste your life at this moment or any other moment on earth.

May the social media force be with you and not against you.

I trust Facebook will help you craft in print or in your mind the best book about your life.

Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

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