An ever-lowering bar of intellect

I’ve seen a few variations of this meme in my time:

It’s a post making fun of people who complain about not having enough time and money… after squandering all their time and money.

Saying things like:

“$100 for healthy groceries? Too expensive. $100 for a night out? Hell yeah!”

“Five hours to do some training? No time! Netflix series – 12 episodes of an hour each? One more before bed!”

It’s all pretty obvious stuff. In some circles, it’s ‘normal’ and ‘expected’ to blow a grand on a new phone, but you’d never spend that on coaching. For some of those people, they talk about how they’d love to start their own business, if only they had the time and money…

Anyway, the last time I saw this meme, it had a moronic rebuttal.

“I don’t watch TV because I don’t have time. I don’t spend $100 on going out because I’m too poor for that. This just shows how out of touch this person is!!!”

Uh…

Instead of informing this person that their argument is pure nonsense, there was a pile of “yeah” and “I agree!”

Let me spell it out:

“I don’t do this, therefore no one does” is incredibly stupid. Anyone who says that proves they can’t imagine anyone who’s different from themselves.

Following that with a “you’re out of touch lol” zinger is just darn hilarious.

This is what happens when people post and algorithms promote based on emotional response and provocation. Having an emotional reaction replaces taking a moment to think through your opinions.

I mean, this post I’m making fun of? That’s far from the worst you see each day. That’s common, normal, even typical.

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