Looking back at last week when the new Instagram was released, you would have thought there was a roving band of baddies killing kittens and tripping old people. Go back a few months before that when everyone had cats about the map app included with iOS. And, and, and. It’s a never ending stream of hate.
Look at the comments for a review of any Apple product. Look at the comments for a review of any Android phone. Closer to my home, look at comments about any new MINI product. Or any YouTube video comment.
When did it become cool to hate?
I’m the biggest cynic out there, I really am. But even still I think that people aren’t as mean spirited and hateful as they appear to be online. Did I miss a memo that said the cool kids only hate/complain? I get it. It feels good when you are part of the majority. Everyone wants to be a part of the winning team. Everyone wants to be a cool kid, or get upgraded to the adults table. I get it.
It’s time to turn things around. Time to change the majority. Time to go back to “If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Don’t Say Anything At All”. Time to let all y’all know that it is no longer cool to hate.
You should be different. See the plus side in everything. Remember that the world isn’t going to end because your telephone won’t tell you when the next bus comes. Remember that half of the East Coast was washed away, yet you continue to be bent about losing a filter. Or a change to Facebook. Or a car that doesn’t make sense to you.
I’m hear to proclaim to you, right here, right now, that it is no longer cool to hate. You are smarter than that, you are better than that and gosh darn it people like you. It’s time the cool kids showed that they were smart and responsible adults that know what is important and know what to burn cycles on. Complaining about phone apps, web services or anything else that you can think of is not only unproductive, but it’s also unattractive and makes you look dumb.
You don’t want to look dumb, do you?
It’s no longer cool to hate. Pass it on.