Facebook has become a phenomenon for all society, and what makes that so amazing is that Facebook did not even exist until 2004. Three college students created it to allow other students to communicate and meet each other, and it has caught on with young people around the world.
It allows people who probably never would have met each other in person to communicate, it creates new relationships and friendships, and it places distance between people who could communicate in person but instead choose to communicate online, instead. It is just another element of society that is interested in sharing information with the intimacy of a close, personal relationship.
Facebook is nothing more than a medium for communication, and yet, it is so much more than that. At a glance, a user can learn everything from what gender a Facebook member is, to what religion they believe in, what school they attend, and their likes and dislikes, all with the click of a mouse.
Facebook gives people the feeling that they matter to anyone, that they are important to someone. Because there are so-called “Likes”, “Reposts” and so on. This communication and the availability of communication attracts people. You have no one to go to the movies in real life, but in Facebook 10 people comment on your stupid status about what you ate for lunch. People run from reality into social networks, because they are “comfortable” and there are no problems.
I would say that Facebook is a prison, which creates the illusion and constantly lie to you.
Can one person change the world? This is a question that has been debated on and on, but the real truth lies in the thoughts and beliefs of the person answering that question. Here are my thoughts and beliefs.
Throughout history, numerous attempts have been made by rulers, scientists, mathematicians, and inventors to change their world, and make a mark in history. Unfortunately, not every one succeeds in changing the world, even with their greatest efforts. Galileo, for example, worked for years to prove that the Copernican theory was correct, but he was stopped by the church. Using death and torture threats against Galileo, the Pope soon forced him to abandon his statements, by publicly stating that he “went too far” in some of his writings. Today, Galileo’s discoveries are known, but he was unable to change the world during his time.
Look up Mohamas Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein. Great religious leaders, statesmen and others with vision and the courage to carry out that vision have and still do change the world every day. So do scientists, doctors, and even school teachers and parents. You can change the world too, by helping a friend or someone in need. Think about it.