Happy Wednesday. 1 day away from the most underrated day of the week. I’m more fired up because today is the last full day that I’m working this week. So it’s basically Friday in my world. Anyway, back to the point, I’ve noticed a startling trend on Facebook and in real life lately. All of these people who, for some reason, claim to know everything there is about a topic, despite having IQ’s on par with inanimate objects. Just because you can go to http://www.google.com doesn’t mean that you know what the fuck you’re talking about.
You all know the type of people I’m talking about. The person who struggled their way through high school but who has all of a sudden become a leading expert in science, politics, fitness, aliens, etc. These people tend to frequent websites such as OnlyTheTruthNoLiesExposeTheFacts.com. This person will spit out nonsensical information for days, arguing with them is as productive as substituting your cereal’s milk with bleach. These are the same type of people that will “like” and share Jesus’ posts from his personal Facebook page because the Apocalypse (led by Barack Obama) is only days away.
A common trait among these people is sharing reports (looking at you anti-vaxxers) which they themselves have never read and can likely not understand. Let’s throw out decades of real research countless reports for some 1000 reports that prove my point. In all seriousness, I can write 1000 reports and have some lunatic sign off on them saying they were real research studies. You want a report? I’ll get you a report.
Before you go and grab your guns that Barack is trying to take from you (is he even a citizen?), slow your roll. I’m not here to tell you that you should have a contest to see who can go the longest without breathing underwater with concrete shoes on, I just need you to be logical. Take a step back, read a book, do some basic fact checking, that’s all I’m asking. Don’t go full on assault mode on my opinion just because someone published an article online about it (that shit is way too easy, trust me). Just accept the fact that none of us are really experts on anything that important and stop trying to make people feel stupid because they don’t know all of life’s secrets like you do.
With that, please sign my petition below. It’s for a good cause.
PS – This makes me laugh every time.