I saw something the other day while glancing over my wife’s shoulder. Somebody was imploring fans of Star Wars to NOT dump a bunch of spoilers on social media for at least the first week. The thread was filling up with people saying no problem…and then the inevitable happened. Some dick-with-ears had to say “nope”.
First, I do want to say that those of you wishing to avoid spoilers might want to boycott social media until you have seen the movie. The sad fact is that people are going to blab. But that got me to thinking. And once more I feel the need to rail against this social media driven culture. People have spiraled into a level of inconsideration that is reaching epic proportions.
I believe it is because they can just spew whatever drivel falls out of their little heads without fear of somebody reaching out and smacking them in the head. And before you get all wonky about me appearing to promote violence, that is not the case. But, I do believe a good kick in the ass is deserved from time to time for ALL of us, but for too many, it is long overdue.
I have made it no secret that I am no fan of social media. Yes, it has done wonderful things, but it has also become horribly disfigured and abused. People spout things online that they would never say if living. breathing humans were within punch-in-the-throat range. I am sure that every single one of you has seen something that made you wonder what rock the person who made such a post crawled out from under.
And of course you know better than to engage the person, yet…you get your dander up and feel the need to eventually comment. I say that maybe we start taking society back. STOP ENGAGING! These people often do this for attention, and anybody will tell you that the best way to handle those sorts of individuals is to COMPLETELY ignore them. They will stop getting that thing they crave so desperately, and they will eventually slither back to their dark little basements in their mom’s houses, never to be seen or heard from again. (Hopefully.)
So, rest assured that there will be no spoilers coming from this pencil dot on the map. I might say whether or not I liked it, but beyond that, I think it is best if people simply get to see and experience it for themselves.