Welcome to the age of the Internet, where it seems to be the order of the day to bash anything and everything that comes across your screen. Whether you’re a stay at home mom or a career woman, have one kid or five, dress conservative or flashy, are ‘old school’ or ‘hipster’, married at 20 or single at 30, man, woman or anything in between, at one point or another you will find yourself the subject of someones online mockery and scorn.
This is not a new phenomenon, this tendency to group together in your joint contempt of something, but in the age of social media and the pseudo anonymity that the internet offers, it has definitely become a more commonplace and widespread problem.
There are of course many, many, MANY things out there that people enjoy ridiculing in an attempt to be ‘cool’ or to belong. To be honest, the list of things people don’t mock would probably be nonexistant at this point and that in itself is a sad state of affairs.
Seriously people, can’t we just let others be without insisting on trying to ruin their day by telling them how awful their choice to share an inspirational quote instead of a sarcastic one-liner was? I mean does it really affect you that much what other people are doing or what makes them happy? Does it really ruin your day when the guy bagging your groceries at Target is sporting a ‘hipster’ beard instead of being clean-shaven (or vice versa)? Or when the ‘mommy blogger’ on your Twitter feed shares a vegan burger recipe instead of one for roasted chicken?
Seriously people, stop hating on anything and everything that is different from your point of view. Different isn’t always bad, and different isn’t always good, different is just different. If you don’t like it or don’t relate to it, then by all means don’t do it, but don’t ridicule others for liking it. Life would be way too boring if we were all the same, all the time, and we don’t want that now, do we?
In response to the Writing 101 prompt: Let social media inspire you.