4 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook And Never Look Back

Yes, I’m serious. There is nothing more liberating than cutting the ties that bind you to arguably the most addictive form of social media out there. Whether you have deleted your Facebook, are considering deleting it, or get nauseous at the thought of it, here are a few reasons to take the plunge.

 

Keep your life yours.

Sure, keeping up with old friends is great… but who says they necessarily should have access to your entire life now even though you haven’t spoken in months, or years? That relationship status that you update, does everyone really need to know if you’re still dating so-and-so, so they can judge your love life? After I deleted my Facebook I realized that I truly coveted all aspects of my life, from the small moments to the bigger ones like relationships, enough to keep them to myself and those I am truly close with beyond viral perimeters.

 

Keep friendships and relationships more intimate.

Deleting your Facebook doesn’t mean that people will talk to you less, it just means that they will have to work a little harder to keep in touch with you… but does sending a text really qualify as that much harder anyway? Using the phone or email more helps to keep your relationships at least a little more personal than a Facebook message or chat. And of course, nothing beats in person contact, so deleting Facebook can be a motivating factor to engage in more intimate friendship communication.

 

Be more productive.

Without the Facebook distraction, you can focus more on what matters to you both online and in your daily life – like that blog you love to update, or going to more exercise classes at the gym or spending more time outdoors. Instead of being a computer zombie, break the cycle and try to embrace the world before Facebook – or in this case, after.

 

No more drama.

This is really self-explanatory. Without an overabundance of information, or an extra channel in which to monitor or be monitored, you have more control over the information you see and the information others see. No more incriminating photos or statuses, and no stumbling across incriminating wall posts that fill your head with doubt or negative energies.

 

What do you think?

Have you deleted your Facebook? If so, how do you feel about your decision? Are you thinking of keeping your Facebook, or would you never delete it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Author: Anna Patrick

162 Comments

  1. kudzy says:

    i m nw 5days frm permanent fb delition and ws thnkn of reactivatin it thats y
    Bt afta seein comments here i don nid facebook pple who really cares abt me wl find a way to get in touch nt to jus get in touch with me cz its easy
    Pple wr no longer lykn my post or evn comment and hw many facebook ‘friends’ i hev 925
    So its really borin to realise that no body gives a shit that u ws drunk last nyt
    Some pple asked me abt my post in real life and i m like y don u comment y u askn me nw
    I hate fb i m usin twitter and whatsapp very quite and a bit personal
    I thnk facebook shld be banned it really sucks

  2. kc says:

    P.s I’m on my phone so sorry about the errors.Facebook makes us more anti social rather than social.

  3. kc says:

    I’m not going to make this too long,but I will say that it takes a much bigger person to delete their account.I just permanently deleted mine and it is very liberating.Deleting your account helps bring you back down to earth and realize that you really only have two friends,not 200,and that likes and comments aren’t everything.Deleting also helps you to learn what’s really important in life and who is really important.Real friends calk and meet up with you,point blank.I’d rather have two true friend rather than 200 fake one’s.Ever since I deletes my page,I could feel more satisfied with my life because I’m not comparing it to everyone else’s everyday.I feel like I’m living in the 90s again,ans its pretty cool.

  4. solo says:

    Use it like a tool for business and dont bother with the ppl if you dont want to.
    I have very little “friends” and i said ” cause most of them are not even my friends the’re are just acquaintances and family.
    Yesterday i posted on my a question on my wall to check out something i was doing online and more than 24hrs later i have no a single response hahaha. Well that made me wonder about these relationships and also about what’s the point on friending ppl that are not gonna participate with the community. I was annoyed but then I thought who cares maybe they are really busy and surely this really teaches me that real relationships need the physical experiences to survive.
    So I’m not deleting facebook but i’m using it for more commercial purposes and this is how i concluded my dilemma over fb Yay or Nay.
    PD: have you ever felt jealous of the fb type that always boast of how great life is for them and how they just accomplished this or that whatever??
    I have.
    Good luck

    • SamH says:

      I wouldn’t get too judgmental of your friends not commenting back on your updates. I have 1000 FB “friends” because I do add family and acquaintances. There is an update every few seconds on my wall. Yours like many others just gets lost.

      PS – To answer your question. YES! my wife boasts on FB and only shows 20% of her life. The other 80% is struggle, frustration, inner conflict, etc. …. Facebook is superficial that way.

  5. Amanda says:

    I keep mine because I have friends I wouldn’t be able to get in touch with otherwise (overseas friends, etc). I stay for these long distance contacts and to stay up to date about events. It’s your choice how much you post or share. I personally got tired of thinking up witty posts so now I post very little. I log on to play one game I like, check on events, and say hi to a couple of friends and then I’m back to real life. I find the majority of people I want to stay in contact with do use the phone to get in touch and that’s usually to set up plans to meet. It’s all in how you choose to use the media. Control yourself and you have control… Pretty simple.

    • Joanie says:

      To each their own you are you and we choose to be us. Some feel going away from it forever is the best and I agree .

      • Kelly says:

        Same here. Being off Facebook makes me realize how much better my life is without it. To each his own indeed.

  6. Aman Fromsomwhere says:

    Deleting facebook is a liberating feeling. There’s just too much on it. Too many vapid updates, useless information, that it just gets exhausting after awhile. They even suck you in with games like words with friends, which are totally fun but require facebook. I felt bad leaving those games hanging, but when does it end? We’re wasting our lives indoors, staring at vacuous screens of stupidity. I just said F*** it and deleted my accoun permanently. Who has a right to tell me not to? That’s right NO ONE.

  7. jimbo says:

    you don’t lose anything if you have not got a Facebook account.
    what a disaster!!!! just people keep trying to find out what others doing.

  8. Imp says:

    I’m a man, I found this page by googling “deleting facebook account”. I deleted my account yesterday (new year’s eve) and I’m starting a new year free of its shackles.

    I became addicted to it, making posts about everything. I now realize I was just showing off, desperately trying to impress people and waiting for praise. I usually got sarcasm! Well, deserved it was too. Facebook is the biggest time waster, if you ask yourself ‘what did I get out of those 2 hours looking at facebook’ the answer will probably be nothing. I’ve been off Facebook for 2 weeks (I deactivated back then but deleted yesterday), for the first couple of days I felt like an addict coming off drugs, it was all I could think about. That’s not healthy. Now I’m feeling better, and proud of myself for hanging in there, I’m looking forward to more time and a more focused mind.

    I go to university, in the library we have a large room of computers. It amazes when I stand in there and look around for a free PC and most of the screens have Facebook open. I want to scream, but then I was just as bad.

    I’m looking forward to people not judging me. For me to to judge others. To keep my opinions to myself. To not being annoyed at the opinions of others. To not feeling pissed off when I discover my “friends” went out without me. To not sending subliminal messages saying I don’t like you. To not agreeing to friend someone I didn’t like at school, then realising they NEVER post! What’s the point? I won’t miss being friend’s with my (real) friend’s wives and having constant posts about whether their children’s school is open or not or if soccer practice is on. I won’t miss getting into stupid arguments and then not speaking to the person for six months.

    Most of all, I’m looking forward to not revealing too much of myself to people who wouldn’t care if I dropped dead. It’s all to easy to lose your privacy in this information age.

    If Facebook works for you, good luck to you.

    • smiles says:

      My husband has been terribly addicted to fb since he opened his account in 2012. First contacting old girlfriends, pm’ing women all over the world 12+ hrs. A day. Affecting his job, home life, marriage, non existent physical activity now & much more… He lies, cheats, & has no life & can’t go an hour w/ out logging in. It is used mainly to spy & rarely to uplift. Sad but 100% true, I couldn’t make up the horrors my teenage daughter goes through now & the lack of life my husband has been reduced to. It has been information sold off, profiling, stalking, & a humiliation device for those to abuse & break people down. Catfish the show is 90% of peoples lies, fake profiles, & non realities online. Delete & log off 2 have a real life & true relationships <3

      • Rsm says:

        Love this! Im on 24 hours and literally have described it as being on a withdrawl from drugs or cigs! Glad im not the only person this has happened to!

  9. Justin says:

    I am guy. I don’t know how I stumbled on this website. I’m straight, but like you all I had enough of facebook as well. I’ve lost numerous numbers of friends and relationships due to the website and people being flat out nosey and getting offended by things I would jokingly say. Facebook can be a torture zone when trying to get over someone. Facebook can be BABY central, when you get to my age and everyone and there mother wants to post 100 pics a day of there kids from age 10mins to12 years. Not to mention people just lie and it gets annoying to see it. I feel like facebook keeps us connected to people we really don’t really want to stay in touch with. Yea you can remove them, but mutual friends are proof that your business will all ways be made available to more than you know….Just food for thought….J.A.S. the future…

  10. yourmothersir says:

    I do not plan to delete my facebook page, but every so many months I widdle at my friends list. I will not just friend anyone. If I don’t hear from someone in a year, on my facebook page or other wise, they get deleted. This is my life, not some reality tv show for people to peer in at but not be a part of. I don’t want everyone knowing my life or my business.

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