Thursday, March 29, 2012

Challenging the fallacies of a lame Facebook status quote

Now, it's pretty obvious by now that I hate the majority of status updates people post on Facebook. I especially despise when people post very lame quotes as their status that are so cheesy and falsely inspirational that it sounds like they made them up themselves.

I saw this quote on my News Feed a couple minutes ago, and was so annoyed by it I immediately opened Blogger to complain about it:
"Don't waste your time giving someone a second chance, when there is someone better out there waiting for their first."
I suppose perhaps it would help to explain the context of the person who posted it: she's one of those girls who prides herself on being extremely mature, yet posts pictures of herself in a tank top in the middle of February, making duck faces at the camera in the drivers seat of her car. How mature. I really wish I could be like her.
Back to the quote: it's, simply put, wrong. The basic message it gives is that if someone makes a mistake, it is perfectly respectable to abandon them and go search for someone who won't make that same mistake. And when that next person makes a different mistake, feel free to leave them and go find someone else. That's basically what I got out of that quote upon quick interpretation.
The quote apparently seems to forget the principle of forgiveness. From what I've learned about the relationships around me, all healthy relationships hit some bumps down the road. When that happens, does that mean we simply get tired of them and move on to someone who we think won't take us through those relationship trials? No, we don't. If we have any love for them, we will try to make things work. 
Obviously, there are some things that can't be ignored, like cheating. In that case, it's important to think about whether you should give that person a second chance or not. But there are things that are less trivial that sometimes call for second chances. Imagine, for example, your beloved boyfriend forgot your 6-month anniversary or whatever, obviously he's going to want to make it up to you if he's a decent boyfriend. You  could give him a second chance. According to that quote, nope, you shouldn't. Dump him. Dump him now. Maybe your next boyfriend won't forget your 6-month anniversary.
I know I'm being far too analytical, as usual, but people really need to start thinking about the quotes they post before they post them. Quotes have underlying messages. Think about them before you post something for the world to see.


  1. I hate that as well, when people post quotes like they themselves fully understand the meaning behind it and abide by it, when no, they do no such thing and are infact eggheads themselves who are shallower than a puddle of ant urine.

    It's just so self-righteous and idiotic when they post these kinds of quotes and it just gets to me, because in no way do they embody that quote and it's fundamental meaning. They're just trying to come out sounding like a sage but in fact they instead come out sounding like a douche repeating something they have no understainding of.


    1. Hahahahaha "puddle of ant urine". Probably the best comparison ever.

      Exactly. They try to make themselves seem very wise and mature, when they really don't know what the hell they're talking about when they post a quote. There are implications to a quote that people need to think about if they want to be taken seriously.

  2. Yeah, these kind of statuses are annoyiiiing! Also, it seems like you really hate this girl.. duck faces are a pretty good reason to not like a person though.. I mean seriously!

    1. Oh no, I don't hate her, though I do admit I don't like her much. I'm just a person who likes to rant about little things that annoy me. :)

  3. People post the dumbest stuff on Facebook! A girl I used to work with is CONSTANTLY posting things like "I hate sluts" and "Whores are terrible people" which wouldn't be quite so annoying if she wasn't constantly also posting "I love my boyfriend so much!" I have friends who have personally seen her cheat on him with other guys from work and I've even seen texts she's sent other guys wanting to hook up (and saying other graphic stuff I will not repeat on this blog, it's too classy for that!) I don't know why people are such hypocrites. It's ridiculous.


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