I used to click on the comments, especially on a controversial post. It took me years to realize it altered my mood and made me snappy and even crabby. Why do we do this to ourselves?
Not anymore. It’s been a long time since I’ve done it and although it’s natural to become curious and want to watch a little drama, it does no good. All it accomplishes is offering you a false sense of superiority. False sense, and you’ll inject yourself into a bully mentality. Also, you may be swayed away from your organic opinion.
There are memes with people or characters eating popcorn, to represent them watching the fight with some overly-used humor and others will chime in simply because they feel strong, like a tough guy with weapons of keys. It’s where we are now.
The reason I write this today is because I fell into it for a quick moment on Facebook while I was trying to think of what to write about. I saw a post about the peanut butter recall so I clicked on it. Big mistake.
That’s my advice today for whomever is in need of some. Don’t read the comments. You’re better than that, and so are we as a species.