I don’t like facebook memes and so I don’t do them. To me they are simply the chain letters of our times. To all those who “challenge” me or ask me to copy and paste to show I care about a disease or a social problem or help someone get a squillion likes or whatever else, please don’t take offense. Deciding to not perpetuate these things doesn’t mean I’m an uncaring ogre or a poor friend. I think you know that.
Sure some memes such as the take 7 b&w photos one which has been raging around seem harmless (and certainly easier to take than the one involving pouring buckets of water over people), and when I was challenged I felt for a moment like maybe I was being a spoilsport or a killjoy when I said no, but if people think that of me, I’ll get over it. That’s how these memes are meant to make you feel.