I was lying in bed late at night researching possible travel destinations here in southeast Asia when I stumbled upon a blog post by a young lady sharing her experiences of living in Vietnam.
And then it happened.
Believe it or not, this woman had the audacity to talk down on Thai beer, going on about how much better the beer in Vietnam was in contrast to the poor selection in Thailand.
I was infuriated.
And for a second I actually contemplated commenting how clueless she was, and how smooth that bottle of Singha I had a couple hours earlier went down…
But I have a life and a head on my shoulders, so I refrained from indulging in such foolishness. For a split-second though, I got worked up… over a bottle of beer.
A Modern Disease
Have you ever taken the time to scroll through the comments on YouTube or any other social media platform? What you’ll find there defies logic and reasoning.
People are getting into fights over the most random and insignificant things. And we’re not talking little arguments here. These armchair warriors go to battle, reaching into the bottom drawers of human existence. If I had to paint a picture of what chaos looked like, this would be it.
You’ll never see me waste my time and energy arguing on the interwebz. No self-respecting human being should give in to the temptation. But some of these commenters can’t get into fights fast enough it seems.
Haters gonna hate
The stereotypical hater is unaccomplished, depressed, bored, with way too much time on his hands – a loser. If you’re instigating fights on the internet, this is you.
Before you start arguing with some 14-year-old on YouTube over Kim K’s butt implants, or spread negativity on someone’s Instagram, take a long, hard look at yourself.
– Are you happy with where you are in life?
– Are you happy with your income?
– Do you have the body you want?
– Do you have a purpose in life (besides bringing others down)?
If you have the time to duel someone to the death online (you sure as shit don’t have the balls to say anything in person) you cannot be accomplished and you cannot be an asset to society.
And it is not the society that is to blame. It is not them. It is you. You are the culprit.
Into the real world
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius
Close the tab, put your boots on and walk out the door into the real world. Break the cycle. Compliment someone. Make someone feel good. Add value. It doesn’t take much.
Now pick up speed. With the oxygen rushing through your brain you can start thinking again. You can start building yourself back up.
Drop to the floor and do some push-ups. Go as hard as your body will let you. Use the energy rush to move towards greater things. Rekindle the fire that extinguished somewhere along the way and ignore the voices that try to keep you on the ground.
How do you cure a diseased mind? Movement and nutrition. Stay in motion (literally), eat real food and set the bar higher for yourself.
Thank you for reading