Preteen me: Maybe they worked hard for those billions/millions. :/ we need to be moderate in things.

20's me: Eat the Rich actually.

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

These thoughts brought courtesy of a minimum wage newspaper mailroom job where I was putting little insert magazines into the friday and sunday papers. There's something disturbing about packaging up what so-and-so thinks makes for a happier lifestyle (traveling the globe) while your boss and coworkers are wondering what they're going to do with the rising rent prices.

Unless a celebrity is actually doing actual activism, their opinions on anything are hereby declared null and void. Please don't look to these people for the forming of your politics/lifestyle. They have so much money they're disconnected from the realities lived by a majority of the population.

Sorry Nerds, but "Nerd Culture" actually a product of Capitalism. It's not the fault of women and the LGBT+ community that it sucks now.

some issues can't be summed up in a snappy, memeable 140 character tweet

You had stories come out about people who dropped dead in internet cafes after gaming for several days straight. People who lost jobs or dropped out of uni because all they'd do is play WoW. The whole subreddit r/neckbeardnests.

I honestly think a lot of the gaming community and the industry have suspected stuff like gaming disorder exists. Back when freemium games were rising, esp. on mobile devices, you heard a lot of stories about people who blew their life savings on a mobile game.

It was, crude as the metaphor is, like watching a confrontation during an intervention for a substance abuse or gambling disorder. How dare someone insinuate that spending all day everyday playing video games to the neglect of everything else is unhealthy

What disturbed me the most about the news about the WHO gaming disorder classification was how many people reacted to the news with rabid anger, like it was a personal attack against them. How dare someone suggest that their relationship with their hobby is unhealthy.

If someone criticizing your hobby sends you into a frenzy of rage like you've been personally attacked, you need to rethink your relationship with that hobby.

More and more social media sites need to be very clear about what kind of material is allowed and what kinds of behavior are tolerated. Define what's meant by hate speech and harassment so when someone's banned for it, they know damn well why.

Brightlady boosted

Since everyone here's doing this. Here's mine. Look my dudes if the planet goes, we do too.

The point of twitter is to be a public figure (aka little privacy) rather than to be a curation of things you like or a place where you don't feel like someone's breathing down your neck at every word

It just feels so much more hostile imo than say... Mastadon or Tumblr just because of the knowledge that there are public figures on the platform

You can't thread shit and heaven forbid you criticize a popular thing because you'll have to deal w/their creators also being in your inbox.

Twitter: where you can't hide your likes and we'll display your birthdate AND recommend that you follow Donald Trump

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