There’s something terrible about my generation. We grew up on the internet, and it has ruined us as people. Anonymity has given us all a free pass to be complete assholes without any consequences! For some reason people get their jollies off by saying the cruelest thing they can come up with, just to get under their victim’s skin. Most insults probably aren’t even true to what the bully is thinking, it is just a blow below the belt that will get a reaction. Why is this such a fun pastime?
Every blogger’s big dream is to have one of their posts go viral. They want what they say to resonate so well, that their readers just have to share it! Some are so desperate to attain this internet popularity that they will embellish a true story, or make one up entirely.
I read this article today, and it made me really sad. I read this viral story along with the rest of America, and I was outraged on behalf of this mother and child also right along with the rest of America. I went as far as to even share it on my facebook. Now, I suppose after a second look, things don’t add up. I feel duped, a little betrayed, a lot baffled. What would make lying about your child to gain popularity okay? What kind of mother would do that? But even more baffling to me than this woman’s behavior, is the internet’s reaction to it. Calling her house, threatening her? I get it, I feel betrayed too, but come on! This is a woman with children, as nutty as she is, she is still a human being. Now that she is found out, back off. Give her some time to get help, maybe the embarrassment of being called out in front of the world will make her realize she really does have some issues to work on!
I’m just sick of seeing people take out their aggression on people over the internet. You would never stop someone on the street, and tell them how fat and ugly they are. You would never go out of your way to be mean to someone if you knew your loved ones would find out about it. So why treat these people badly, just because you know you’ll never see them face to face? They are still people, and even though you’re just as insignificant to them as they are to you, words hurt.