Thursday, January 26, 2012

How being Facebook friends with teenagers can make you less cool

You'd think being Facebook friends with teens would make me cool.  I mean, I feel all cool inside when I get a "friend request" from the younger generation.  Oooo...I'm feelin' cool...

But not only am I already NOT very cool, but being Facebook friends with some teens has made me even LESS cool.

I am hopelessly uncool.  Not cool, man, not cool.  That's me.  I wasn't cool back when I was a teenager, so the chances of getting cooler in my 50s is pretty slim.  (The chances of getting slim in my 50s is pretty slim, too). 

But I'm learning. 

Angsty teens often post angsty status updates.  I used to sometimes worry, and maybe respond to the status. 

Ha!  Rolling their eyes, they type back (at least, I imagine they roll their eyes), "It's from a song."  Or a poem.  Yup, if you have teenager Facebook friends, be aware:  they often post snippets of poetry or song lyrics as status.  They do not say where the words come from, because if your FB friends are cool, they would know. 

I am not cool.  But here's what I'm learning to remember: 

Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.

Thanks for the wisdom, Solomon.



Becky Garrison said...

LOL! It's good to know I'm not the only one who wasn't cool when I was a teenager! But you know, I don't think I have a single teenager as a friend on fb ... come to think of it, I don't think I know any teenagers! Now that IS cool! :o{ Becky

Becky Garrison said...

LOL! That's funny! It's also nice to know I'm not the only one who wasn't cool when I was a teenager. I don't think I have a single friend on fb who is a teenager ... I have some fb friends who ACT LIKE teenagers, but none of them really are! :o) Becky

Daisy said...

This is so true! I am Facebook friends with some of my sons' friends, and yes, the song lyrics as status updates are very popular. I'm getting smarter about being quiet too. haha! :)

Anonymous said...

Funny post. And I love that Proverb. I've been trying to apply that one myself!

Karen said...

Yes, I think you may be on to something there!! I enjoyed your post and I am so glad to find your blog. Thanks for commenting on mine!

Christina said...

You can copy the lyrics that have you worried and paste them into a Google search. Usually if it's a song lyric, you'll be able to tell, and if not, well, perhaps you should comment something encouraging. ; )

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