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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