End Cringe Culture

End Cringe Culture

Because y'all didn't listen the last time, we're back for Round 2.

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In the past, I've written about how the apathy trend should be over, and apparently all of y'all didn't listen so HERE WE ARE AGAIN!

At approximately four in the morning last week, I went on a twitter rampage about how we need to end cringe culture. The gist of it was: let people have fun and be happy that they're happy. 11 people liked it, and a few retweeted, but I'm still seeing those same people making faces at their professors and people having a good day.

Look, I know that sometimes things are awkward. You feel bad for someone who makes a grievous social error. You don't understand their motivation, or thought process. Maybe it annoys you, maybe it irritates you, and maybe it just embarasses you. But that doesn't give you the right to attack someone for doing what they love!

Here's the thing, y'all: we're all dying. We're hurtling around space on a giant rock and we're going to die. There's no point in judging other people's hobbies, so long as they're not hurting you! Even if it isn't "cool" or "socially accepted", let a bunch of nerds run around in a park with foam swords! Let people perform whole acts of musicals! Let people play football or basketball or WHATEVER wherever they want! Let people draw fanart, or write fanfiction, or read objectively bad books or watch objectively bad TV shows. If you don't like it, just leave. It's. Not. That. Hard.

Listen. Listen. We all deserve something that makes us smile, or chuckle, or even breathe rapidly through the nose. Sometimes, life sucks and we all need a way to escape the tragedy of existence. Let people live their lives, and do their things, and as long as they're not hurting you or others, WHO CARES.

I wish I had more eloquent things to say. I wish I had a compelling argument, or some incredible logic, or some way to really let this message hit home. Unfortunately, I only have this: be nice to your fellow human. We're all living through this rough life, so the least we can do is pretend to be interested in other people's hobbies.

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