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Happy Birthday, Do I Know You?

This blog is not a complaint, but more of an observation.    We now have the ability to stay in touch more than ever with things like Facebook, but does it really bring us closer together? What am I talking about? Today is my birthday and my Facebook page is filled with birthday greetings.  That's great, but a lot of the people are "friends" who I haven't seen or talked to in probably 10 to 15 years.  We became "friends" because the Facebook genie suggested us to each other and with a simple click we're now "friends." In some ways it's nice that someone I sort of knew in high school and then lost touch completely when we graduated took the three seconds to write "Happy Birthday!"   So I might take another three seconds and wonder how they are or better yet who they really are.  Let's be honest, I really have no idea.  I could probably find out a little more information by bumping around their Facebook page and looking at their pictures and finding out where they live and how many kids they have (if any).  Does this really make us closer or does it just create a longer list of people we really don't know, but pretend like we do because a program in Facebook reminded us to post a "happy birthday" to someone who really isn't part of our life. Again, I'm not complaining.  I'm just wondering.

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07/27/2010 7:56AM
Happy Birthday, Do I Know You?
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07/27/2010 8:32AM
Kitty Dunn
I think the world can use as many positive thoughts as possible, and if some of those positive thoughts are from people wishing you a happy birthday, that's awesome! Happy Birthday!
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