Why do we stay? (self.SRSWomen)
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I guess this SRS itself wasn't the appropriate place to post this, and I hope it isn't appropriate to post this here either, but here it goes.
Sometimes I wonder why I even stay on Reddit at all. I've noticed these days, I mostly either browse SRS, or go to the comments section of posts just to find the parade of shit that lies within.
It's made me a much more bitter person and I find myself trusting people (mostly men, or boys rather) less and less in real life. My reasoning for this is that people "take of their masks" on the internet and show their true selves, so I get paranoid/pissed off and assume a lot of people are veiled assholes/mysoginists/bad human beings.
However I am also conflicted. Reddit is becoming more and more of a hub for horny, frustrated 15 year-olds and neckbeards to vent their frustrations about the world. Surely they can't represent the majority?
It's all confusing.
Anyways my friends have noticed that lately I have been an angrier/more cynical person, and have also noticed that it's mostly because I read so much negative stuff on Reddit and it skews my opinion of real life people.
So why do I/we stay?
Does the anonymity of the internet represent the true sides of people or of a vocal minority?
Sorry for the rant guys.
10 comments submitted at 22:30:40 on Jan 3, 2013 by lamingtoncroissant