Generation whY!? Complaining Through Social Media
We don’t care about your #FirstWorldProblems!
“Ugh! I can’t believe it’s raining today and now I can’t take my convertible to the Hamptons for the wine and caviar get together at the Senator’s home where every guest will be leaving with a bar of gold!! My life sucks!” – Someone who needs to get punched in the face.
While that status may be a little extreme, it’s not that far from some of the ridiculous crap that people do put out there. At the same time, I do acknowledge that some people do post about real issues. Maybe they aren’t picking the appropriate forum to express themselves and are maybe abusing us with their constant depressing banter, but I can admit that some statuses and posts are legitimate. But I don’t need to feel like I’m being suffocated by it every time I log onto my computer.
Can we all keep some of our emotions inside? For once, when we feel something, whether sad or happy, can we just enjoy it by ourselves or privately amongst our friends? Will we ever get to a point where we don’t find the need to publicly cry out for attention every time the smallest little thing doesn’t go our cookie- cutter way?
Let’s start a national holiday called “Keep It To Yourself Day,” where for a full 24 hours, nobody posts anything negative. Every post will be either uplifting, humorous or just a pleasant observation. I know we don’t necessarily live in the happiest world, but for one day, let’s fake it. And for those of you who have that many issues that you feel so desperate to tell someone about, we can suggest a therapist just for you.