What I’ve Learned After Deactivating My Facebook For 7 Years

What I’ve Learned After Deactivating My Facebook for 7 Years


I decided to reactivate my Facebook. Yes, the one I had from high school. The back in the day account where someone had to invite you in order to join (Thank you Lindsay Leshin).

There was a point in my life where Facebook was a part of my life. Occasional snooping, finding out about parties, and  checking out the cool trending stuff.

In 2010, I decided to take down my Facebook.

I have grown leaps and bounds as a person in those 7 years.



I was able to grow at my own pace without attempting to keep up with everyone else.

When I randomly ran into someone from high school or college, they were ALWAYS genuinely happy to see me. They could not stalk me therefore, they had no clue what was going on in my life. It always made for good conversation with old buddies.

I didn’t feel the need to post pictures everywhere “showing off”.



I went on some major trips and the first question that was always asked, “Do you have a Facebook?”. I missed out on keeping in contact with international buddies because of this. Instagram is great and all but Facebook is a bit more personal.



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