11 Reasons "Quitting" Facebook Is A Desperate Plea For Attention

Your thirst is so real.

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Leaving Facebook is a thing. People do it all the time, whether temporarily or for good (though the latter is really rare). But there are a ton of people who announce their plans to quit their Facebook addiction ... on Facebook.

These people who look down on fellow Facebook users for supposedly wasting time or needing validation of some kind are just as bad as those they're denouncing with their grand proclamations of exits.


Is there anything more hypocritical and narcissistic than leaving a platform just for the sake of seeing who begs you to stay? (A helpful hint: No one will. One or two pals may pretend, but those closest to you can just text you, and no one else involved actually cares at all.)

Seriously, just go. You're clogging up our newsfeeds with your bullsh*t. It's almost as annoying as when you clog it with your ugly kids. Maybe you're just upset that everyone is tired of pretending that they're not tiny cave trolls.

1We know. You want to be a special snowflake.

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2You're like, so above it.

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3You really want us to think you have better sh*t to do.

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4But actually, you don't.

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5Sounds like you might just have some serious FOMO issues.

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6Or, you're a little miffed that no one really likes your photos.

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7Or, maybe you're concerned about the NSA.

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8Either way, it just sounds like you're really thirsty right now ...

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9... and this is the only way you can think of to get it. By loudly announcing your exit.

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10And you'll probably be back in a month or two.

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11Or, at least when you realize Facebook is the only way anyone will ever remember your birthday.

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