Stop spreading the poison around.

it’s pet peeve time.

Something I will never understand: People who post pictures of/tweet about/retweet about/share links/whatever about celebrities or public figures that they actively despise. There are many cultural figures I dislike intensely. You know what I do? Ignore them. It baffles me why some of you insist on cluttering up your social media sandbox with pictures of them, and “news” articles about them, and then your commentary about what a publicity whore this person is or how morally bankrupt they are and they provide no value to society and should be wiped from the face of the earth. Yet every time you do that, you’re giving life to this thing you supposedly hate. You’re feeding it the clicks and the oxygen that it thrives on, ensuring that it will reappear again, so you can hate it again. Ad infinitum.

If you thought about it for 10 seconds you would realize that you’re an active part of the machine that creates those people you hate but can’t seem to live without. Quit hate-watching them. Quit wasting the slightest bit of energy on people who are completely irrelevant to your existence. Quit making all your social media friends wade through your complaints about terrible famous people on their way to finding something that might actually be of value. Once you stop paying attention to those publicity whore celebrities, guess what? You don’t have to be annoyed by their terribleness anymore. They just don’t exist. Then you have space in your head to think about something you might actually like, something that might make you happy, instead of generating useless outrage. Try it sometime.

Stop spreading the poison around.