I have never understood the way people bare their souls on facebook. It’s the “tortured age” I suppose, and it seems like everyone I know has some childhood trauma or disorder that they feel they need to flaunt infront of everyone else. Sort of like an “I’m more fucked up than you” contest. Teenagers want attention from anyone, for anything.
When ever I log onto facebook, my newsfeed is almost always cluttered with “fishing posts” I call them this because their sole purpose is to grab your attention and your sympathy. Posts like “trying to survive” and “I ate a cracker today and I feel discusting” Emediatly reciprocate comments and responces saying: “You’re stronger than that” and “You’ll get through this” all from well meaning friends and family who are sucked in and consumed be these attention black-holes of children.
The honest truth is that anything these people are actually doing to themselves is in the quest for attention more than anything. Think about it. If you were actually in a situation where you truely felt the need to starve, or cut, or drug, because that’s what you needed to survive the day, you wouldn’t go advertizing it on facebook! This masochism is your salvation, your vice! And no-one who has such a vice is going to risk people finding out! Risk having it stolen from them! Trust me. The goth girl with all black clothing and hair sulking in the back of the room is not the one in need of your help. It’s the quiet girl wearing blue jeans in the middle of your english class who dosen’t come to lunch and only smiles to assure others that she’s okay. Her biggest fear is being helped. She is fighting back tears and covering scars to avoid it.