The internet is a wonderfully terrible place for its users to cater their time online to fit their personal interests.
Some people log onto the world wide web as a means to distract themselves from the intensity of their real world surroundings while others dramatically flip open their laptops at the local coffee shop or from the musky depths of their parents’ basement to aggressively persuade the masses to discuss the intensity of the real world. Y’know, the one that the latter probably hasn’t personally experienced in a record three straight days?
And, no. Opening the front door for the pizza delivery guy does not count as “going outside”.
The social networks we visit more than the TPS report software or native email provider at our jobs is the place we’re encouraged to share major life events and minor life events like the addition of a family member or a snapshot of our “badrillionth bowl of Lucky Charms #hangrylyfe #singlelyfe”. But these dastardly platforms also serve as the main stage for the heated debates and the passive aggressive drivel a large majority of us would never have the balls to contribute to conversation were it not from the comfort and safety of our computer screens.
Let’s not kid ourselves that we’d never be taken seriously either if we tried to sling our zings wearing the same outfits we wear while on the internet. Or lack thereof rather.
So just remember kids, every second of every day, someone somewhere is overreacting to something on the internet. If you ever find yourself toe-to-toe with a lunatic, feel free to calmly slide this handy flowchart across the table and back away slowly.