I have 240 Facebook friends. That's not a boast or a "pity me" kind of statement, it is simply a statement. I have 240 FB friends.
Of that, AT LEAST 90% are true, actual, in-person friends/family, even if we're not physically in the same location for very long - if any of those folks ever needed ANYTHING that I could provide, they'd know that they'd only have to ask, and it would be done (and vice-versa).
10 5% are friends-of-friends, FB friends that I've connected with via mutual associations and with whom I've found commonality. Most of my friends-of-friends I haven't ever met in person, but that doesn't mean that a statement of need wouldn't be met if I were the only one who could fulfill the request.
10 5% are folks that I've "friended" out of some obligation - we had a connection at one point, but we don't really see eye-to-eye on the things we each hold dear. I read a lot of negativity from that 10%. Maybe that 10% reads negativity from me. I don't know.
Often, y'all will say "I'm cleansing my friends list - if you don't want to be dropped, message me." I'm not interested in doing that. So here's what I'm going to do. I'm just going to stop "following" you, if you're one of my 10% and I'm tired of your negativity. I may come back to following you, if after some time has passed, you've made positive comments on posts of shared friends or even on my own. If I've re-followed you, only to find that you're still whining about your lot in life, then I'll just unfollow you again. No big deal. You're welcome to unfollow me, or unfriend me. If you want a better connection with me, contact me to see if we can compromise our PsOV. If you don't care, then that's cool.
This is a test of the Emergency Facebook Friends List Cleansing System. This is only a test. Had there been an actual emergency, well, then, what the hell would we have done?