When Illiteracy & Misery Collide – America

Me on the social media

If you go to any article posted on the social media and peruse the comments, the first thing you will notice is the vast amount of grammatical errors and the vast amount of unhappiness from the people. This ignorance and misery crosses racial lines and it’s so telling of the current state of America.

You see, American culture sells dreams. It tells people that if they work hard, they will become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. The men will met their dream girl with the tight little body, big boobs, and long flowing hair and she will love them forever. The women will meet their very own Prince Charming who’s going rescue them from a life of abject misery and they will ride out into the sunset living happily ever after, complete with a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence and 2.5 children.

But reality sets in. The public educational system in this country is atrocious and didn’t prepare the students and now they are adults who are for all intents and purposes, functional illiterates and they work at jobs that barely pay a living wage. They are dealing with mental health issues, relationships that didn’t work and children they don’t want. So instead of facing their problems and coming up with strategies to fix themselves, they get on the internet, harassing strangers and spreading their misery.

Do I sound harsh and unfeeling? Yes because I’m sick of their asses. Over the past two years, I’ve experienced enough trauma and loss for ten people but it never crossed my mind to get on the social media and take my issues out on someone else. Because that’s cowardly.

I majored in sociology and sociology is the study of human social interactions so the social media is fascinating to me but as laid back as I am, I’m contemplating taking a break because it’s too much. But since I’ve decided to write a blog per day for the month of December, I can’t leave yet.

So I will be around and I truly hope that these broken people will get some help for themselves. I understand more than most in this society that it’s hard trying to live up to societal expectations and that’s why I don’t bother to try anymore. It’s a waste of time and most importantly, energy. Energy is too precious to waste on the should have beens, could have beens in life. Just do you and fuck everything and everyone.

Fuck ya

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.