Liking someone on Facebook

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From time to time, I get an invite to “Like (as in approve) X page on Facebook, as you were invited by Y friend, who manages X page”.

And, in almost all contexts, I ignore the invite.

The thing is, Facebook has this way of making it personal. If I don’t click the “Like” button of a page, do I mean I dislike it?

What am I supposed to do, go like-ing everything I really like in real life? It’s absurd, and Facebook pretty much abuses the word “Like”. If I don’t click “Like” on a friend’s page, does this mean I don’t agree with their idea?

Also, on a practical level, just liking a page is not enough.

I’m invited by friends who just joined politics to like their involvement in running for a small town somewhere in Romania. But if I click “like” and then unfollow the page, I think it will do my friends more harm than good. If you have 10,000 people who said they like your page, but you don’t get their engagement (likes, shares, comments), it can do more harm than good.

In a lot of cases, though, it’s also a case of a poor choice of inviting who to like your page. Yes, I like a lot people as friends, I support their actions, but what would my role be in helping them succeed in running for mayor in a small town where most likely I never been or never will be, or supporting a business I have no relation with, and so on? People just randomly invite friends from their list to increase their numbers.

I don’t mind it all that much, it’s just that I don’t see the purpose of this.

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“Beauty will save the world” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot

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“Beauty will save the world” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot

What are three paths in life? You can have true, good, and beauty.

Not anyone follows the truth, not anyone does good deeds.

But, one way or another, everyone is beautiful, for he is an image of God.

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Atypical moves in chess

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There are some moves in chess that seem atypical – one player decides to go for an all-out attack using atypical moves. Obviously, there is a downside – you risk not handling the attack very well, and the opponent has good answers to your moves, and you end up losing.

But, from time to time, I’m so surprised by those atypical moves, that my mind gets overwhelmed, and I make silly mistakes.

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The sound in movies

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There’s a paradox in movies – for a few special effects, from time to time, the overall volume in a movie varies strangely. The special effects have a loud sound, while you can barely hear the actors speaking. When I’m at home, I like to listen to the sounds in the movies using speakers, not headphones, and there are only two good solutions – either the special effects are too loud, and you disturb the neighbors, or you can’t hear the actors’ voices properly. I go with the second option, but dislike the solution.

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