TMP15: The Hive Mentality

TMP monday peeve

Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

Today’s peeve is about the hive mentality (some people call it “the borg”). This is when a relatively minor news event occurs and (it seems) everyone online swarms all over it posting and reposting the SAME OLD SHIT until the entire forum is one huge blob of boring buzz. Doesn’t matter what it is. Britney Spears is a good example though. Do any of us REALLY KNOW what went on there? No, of course not. But that doesn’t stop us from having an opinion (“free poor Britney from her chains!”), which by amazing coincidence is everyone else’s opinion too and we all must say it over and over again because, well… we just HAVE TO. Ugh.

Any news about celebs or sportsball characters is prone to activate the hive. It’s just so important that everyone climb aboard the same opinion train to yell into the void about shit that doesn’t affect our lives one bit. Oh, you think it is somehow relevant? You expect to have a $100 million dollar estate that your family is going to claw you to bits over? Bwah. I don’t mean to pick on the BS story, since this could be about anything, from some pot-smoker banned from an Olympics event to whether the Royals mistreated Meghan or vice versa to making the same dumb jokes about Elon Musk. WHO CARES!? Stop talking about these people. They have nothing to do with real life.



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22 responses to “TMP15: The Hive Mentality

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  2. As long as I don’t have to hear about Bill Cosby or Trump, I don’t mind a few human interest stories.

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  3. Good reason to stay away from social media….

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  4. It’s incredible how powerful the media and social media are in influencing people’s viewpoint.

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  5. Yep….I only go on Facebook for the cats pics now. The buzz about anything and everything else just is not worth it.

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  6. yes…. well…. the blitz is unnecessary, but what if “my” friends need to know? lol

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  8. I stopped paying attention to ‘faux news” in about 2012. Therefore I have no idea who Elon Whoever even is, and I don’t care to be enlightened. Britney Spears? Who the %$@# dusted her off? I’ve NEVER given any notice to her or her ‘problems” EVER. Those ‘celebs’ who wander about whining about their sad little lives can trade me places for 24 hours. Maybe that’d give ’em something to whine about! Great post, Paula!!

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  9. But… but… if I don’t get my opinions from the interwebs, I might have to use my brain😲 I might get wrinkles. WRINKLES!!!😱

    I usually just talk to birds… or Sven. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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  10. YUP! I would rather do my tax return than hear anymore about Meghan and Harry or the Kardashians or any of them!

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  11. I AGREE. Why do people opine about an issue when all they know about it is a few shards of information they hear on social media?? It’s all getting to me lately. Rawr indeed!

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  12. That is why psychology and the arts teaches us us not to judge (regarding popular) “and” group “or” mentality.

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