– The stupidest phrase ever
A lot of people would be surprised at how little I use the Internet. Outside business, blogging, and a few forums I try and stay offline. I don’t use Facebook, have a personal Twitter account, or even know how Vine works. I stay out of the constant Tumblr beefs, YouTube wars, and blog conflicts. The only two apps that I really use are my alarm clock and Kik messenger.*
The other day I was working on making a subreddit dedicated to cool things I found for less than $50. I’m a big fan of Amazon For The Poor and wanted to see if I make something similar.
Some commenter stumbled into my area and decided to mock me. I responded with an old classic, “your mom liked it.” Having never heard anything so insulting, my Reddit friend freaked out and down voted every single link that I posted. My Reddit account is a couple years old so it took him awhile to do so. An hour later the troll, who was still upset, came back and reported all my links as spam.
This guy wasted several hours of life life trying to get back at me for hurting his feelings.
What an idiot.
I must have missed out on some massive cultural shift where everyone became thin skinned. Growing up I can’t think of a single day where someone didn’t get called names or made fun of. Nobody cried and they didn’t spend hours trying to seek out some passive aggressive revenge. Instead they threw insults right back.
I disagree with a fair amount of things that I read. There are books that I’ve picked up knowing that I wouldn’t agree with the author’s ideas. I still read them. And, after I set them down, I didn’t send out any death threats.
For whatever reason the Internet has become infested with socially inept morons. Look at the comment section on almost on almost any popular website. It’s a hive of trolls trying to bash the author and state their grievances.
If you’re going to comment on somebody’s work pretend that you’re in their house. You don’t own the space, you’re a guest in their world. If you went to someone’s house you wouldn’t spout off about how you disliked the furniture. And if you did you wouldn’t try and “get even” with them after they kicked you out. Despite this I see waves of trolls knocking everything that doesn’t fit their tiny worldview.
There are articles that lay out an entire blueprint for achieving wealth. They’re free to read and the author gets no compensation for them. In the comments section the only subject that anyone will discus why they disagree. The book How to Get Rich costs $11 and is filled with actual advice on starting and running a business. The author, Felix Dennis is a mogul and one of England’s wealthiest men. He dedicated his time to writing down all his formula for success.
Here’s one of his haters review of the material:
“I WANT MY MONEY BACK and MY TIME TOO which I wasted trying to find some advice from this so called rich guy.
Series of Contradictions !
1. First you say, Take Risk
Second you say Don’t. For capital, don’t go to a banker they are sharks, Don’t go to Finanacers they are bad, try to get money and work done the poor way struggling around with your friends. WHERE IS THE RISK ?
2. You says Hire smart people, nurture smart people, respect them and then fire them when required. WHAT’s LEFT ? Whats the difference, Whats new ? WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY ?
3. Another advice You can get rich by Luck. I think thats what happened with this guy
I have read 5 chapters and yet to get a real ADVICE, which I can use.
And on top of that VAGUE poems which means nothing but add ambiguity to the topic in hand.
All big words and no substance. I really wonder if this guy is rich or just trying to become rich by SELLING THIS book. Next time I would rather see the bank account of the guy.
I was fool enough to buy the guy’s Poem book also.”
The “so called rich guy” who has owned multiple private planes, 18 Rolls Royces, dozens of custom made statues, books that date back to the 1600’s, 14 mistresses, and over $100,000,000 dollars in cocaine is trying to scam others with his $11 book. All of his advice was too simplistic for a barely literate troll who wasn’t even able to string together a coherent phrase.
In conclusion: people who troll are socially inept morons. Their egos prevent them from ever having their beliefs challenged, and they discredit anyone who fails to conform to their worldview. If anyone calls them out or does anything to upset their fragile belief system, they’ll snap and go haywire. They’re 21st century extremists. Draw a cartoon they dislike or write something they don’t agree with and they’ll go berserk.
While mob mentality and trolls don’t really bother me, they do serve as a reminder as to why I avoid most social situations. I have a naturally misanthropic outlook on society and it always saddens me when I’m proven right.
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