Posted onDecember 5, 2013
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Well that’s how I feel after having ‘deactivated’ my facebook account.
The whole site is dedicated to linking together everyone you have ever met in a tight strangle-hold.
The hours everyday I spent browsing just to satisfy some social need that it never quenched.
I just ended up spending 3hrs hunched over on a shitty couch ruining my posture.
Just a platform for juvenile arguments and statements that would not be made in normal social paradigms.
I am now slightly more liberated from the hyper real.
I would think in my mind about the photos of me being at X, or Y as somehow tied to my self-worth.
Some way of being spiteful like showing up everyone else who is cam whore, as if saying “yeah I’m having fun too,” cunts.
It limits your perceived social group, making you feel like ‘this is all there is.’
The angst caused by ‘seen (time)’ from a message received yet not replied to is no less than devastating.
It raises a barrage of questions;
Do they not like me? Am I being ignored? Did they just forget?
Y/Y/N ?, N/N/Y?
I am no victim, rather a participant.
Need to break free.
Love people and finding solutions to their customers’ needs
Aim to give each and every customer a positive shopping experience
Isn’t a dick
Have a genuine interest in home furnishings
Can feign interest in our product range
Have excellent communication skills
Englese comprende !
Are hands-on and use their initiative
Does what we say, doesn’t mind limited intellectual stimulation
Become home furnishing specialists who want to develop in their role or as a future leader
Aspires to become a couch
My friend linked me to this on reddit. It’s great! I’m almost exactly the type of guy he is describing;
Just spreading the hate!
“This is going to be a long, scattered, disjunctive rant about a variety of things that have been eating away at me lately. Apologies in advance for the lack of flowing structure.
I can’t tell if I’m just a cynical, jaded asshole or if everyone around me really is as full over-optimistic pseudo-intellectual bullshit as I perceive them to be. Probably a bit of both.
Oh my god guys, I know everyone is really stressed about midterms but youre all beautiful people and were all in this together and were all going to make it out fine. I know you guys can do this, we’re all going to study and make it through okay, we can do this Gryphs you’re all the best! etc. etc. etc. 700 likes.
shut the fuck up.
Not everyone is going to make it through midterms. People are going to fail their courses. People are going to get put on academic probation and risk losing their government student loan funding. People already on academic probation are going to get kicked out. People are going to drop out and waste thousands of dollars. Cut the pep-talk bullshit, we’re all fucking adults, not first graders. This isnt some kind of Disney fairy tale where everything works out in the end.
Is it weird that this bugs me so much? I honestly don’t know why this irritates me so much but it does. so. fucking. much.
And then there’s the whole activism/social justice shit that ties in with all this optimism. My god. Every time I walk through the student center someone is trying to start some new movement. The Kony 2012 campaign was lead by university students like this and is a testament to the absolute stupidity of this kind of mentality. Hoards of people signing up for these disgusting “voluntourism” trips that tie in “volunteer” work in impoverished nations with luxury/adventure tourism. Nothing like getting your picture taken with some of the poorest people on the planet so that you can show everyone on Facebook what a great free-spirited person you are, and then paying more money than those people will make in an entire year to go swim with some dolphins.
Everyone gets so fucking indignant and opinionated about social issues that I swear any sort of post on the student forums divulges into some kind of argument about rape culture, transgender rights, abortion, politics, etc.
Yes, I get it, you took PSYC 101, Philosophy 101, and an intro politics course. Regale me with your enlightened, intellectual opinion on foreign affairs and how Aristotle’s view on ethics can be applied to the abortion debate (because your prof talked about that once and he sounded pretty smart, so you should just parrot him rather than doing any real in-depth thought about the issue).
Everyone is trying to be some kind of unique and quirky “special snowflake” and it annoys the shit out of me. I was over at my girlfriend’s house and two of her roommates were literally just SCREAMING Harry Potter quotes at each other for a good 15 minutes. Yes oh hahaha Harry Potter you’re so quirky and weird haha I bet Tumblr would love this shit. But you’re 20 years old. Despite what Reddit and Tumblr would have you believe there’s nothing quirky, unique or entertaining about listening to two 20 year olds scream Harry Potter related things at each other for 15 straight minutes. It’s embarrassing.
And then there’s the whole culture of drinking. Substance abuse has never been so accepted, so encouraged. It’s gotten to the point where getting absolutely wasted 4 or 5 nights a week has become an acceptable part of university life. But we dont dare call these people alcoholics. Oh no. Theyre “party animals” or “social butterflies”, not alcoholics. Alcoholics are 40 year old men who drink a bottle of scotch after work to go home and beat the shit out of their wife and kids, not us optimistic invincible university students who have everything going for them right now. We’re just having a good time.
Don’t get me wrong, I do drink with my friends, I get blackout drunk sometimes, but I have my fucking priorities in order. I’m not out there pounding back Jager bombs the night before a big midterm. I went out downtown a few weeks ago and ran into a friend of a friend who loudly exclaimed “DUDE, YOU FINALLY LEFT YOUR ROOM!”.
Yes, I did finally leave my room, because the workload for my Molecular Biology and Genetics/Neuroscience degreefinally allowed me to do so. Because not all of us are majoring in theater studies you lazy, alcoholic fuckwit. But at least you have your DJ career going for you as a fallback.
I wonder what the response you be if I had turned it around on him and exclaimed “DUDE, YOU FINALLY DIDNT GET SHITFACE DRUNK 4 DAYS IN A ROW THIS WEEK”
I know I’m a cynical asshole. I know it’s a problem. I’m trying to change, I really, really am. But shit like this is making it difficult. I feel like my choices are either continue being the jaded cynical asshole that I currently am, or I put on a big, fake, optimistic smile and join the ranks of my peers; filling up my head with self-entitlement and hot air.”