Millennials have a rather odd obsession of acting politically correct on social media, these days. Why? I don’t know.
And before I further elucidate the reasons of my annoyance in today’s edition of Breakfast Babble, let me give you a little introduction about what a Breakfast Babble is. For those who don’t know:
Breakfast Babble: ED’s own little space on the interwebs where we gather to discuss ideas and get pumped up for the day. We judge things too. Sometimes. Always. Whatever, call it catharsis and join in people.
So without further ado, let’s begin:
The very fact that the people in my surroundings often display a borderline-bitchy behavior but then act as the pantheon of social ethics on websites like Facebook and Twitter makes me sympathize with their hypocrisy rather than being appalled by it.
I haven’t yet figured out that what benefit do these people get by being politically correct on social media except momentary validation, enhanced self esteem, fake appreciation, likes, shares on their posts.. Oh, wait. I think I see it, now.
I’ve been on the receiving end of this politically correct behavior on social media, more times than I can count.
I often get a lot of flak for being politically incorrect, simply because I’m generally unafraid to admit things that others won’t but I’m also smart enough to realize that my behavior is not part of a fad to sound cool and different.
My sole problem is that I generally don’t conform to the quintessential norms of being nice to people all the damn time.
Here’s where the harbingers of humanity and woke millennials step in:
They sound extremely polite but are actually quite snarky, they frame their narratives as if they’re extremely empathetic with your insecurities even when you don’t have any to make you look like a bad guy and most importantly, they say the most right and perfect things but act like the anti-thesis of what they preach when they’re behind a computer screen.
All this for a few moments of validation. Pa-thetic.
Sure, being politically correct on social media does play off well in some situations but hey, don’t make the other guy look bad at the expense of your fame.
Stay alert and woke but don’t conform to social etiquette just because everybody does so.
And most importantly, learn to mind your own business because let’s face it snowflake, you’re not that important, after all.
And that’s my Breakfast Babble for today!
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