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Read an article that I’m sure many can relate to

by blank-clutter

It’s by one of my favourite internet writers, he always has a good way of knowing the underlying meaning in things:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-ways-you-can-accidentally-become-social-outcast/

For those who don’t want to read it, it’s about how today’s social dynamics abuse and imprison the arbitrarily selected bottom few. It’s mainly about the time of adolescents but I think it explains all stages of life. Because of the way the world works, it needs an amount of people in the bottom for it to function and it doesn’t care how much mental damage this causes those unfortunate enough to be caught in the “shit pit”. It’s one of those harsh reality articles so be aware.

Why am I posting it? Because I’ve been stuck there since adolescents and it has taken a toll on me. Since I didn’t have the proper outlets, it has effected many different parts of my life and has left me a useless shel or a person I am today.

I want to commit suicide because I don’t want to be subjected to this kind of treatment. I don’t want to have a horrible, unfulfilling life because my suffering is necessary for the success of others who would look down upon me.

To this day I can’t believe the social brutality which is allowed to continue.

Does anyone else feel this or know what I’m talking about?

thank you for reading

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Hazy Day Sunflower 5/14/2016 - 10:30 pm

I love cracked. read it about every day. Thanks for sharing.

muspelhem 5/15/2016 - 4:02 am

That’s a funny coincidence, because I smoke it about every day.

Cordless 5/14/2016 - 10:45 pm

This is so true!

I love it.

muspelhem 5/15/2016 - 3:24 am

Ah, David Wong 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

muspelhem 5/15/2016 - 4:00 am

I can relate in the sense that I never felt like the popular guy… okay, scratch that: I never WAS the popular guy.

I was (and remain) a classic “nice guy”. When I would try to be nice to people, they would lose interest, so I would become avoidant and defensive, which would repell the remainders.

Yesterday, I witnessed exactly what the author is talking about: Three teenage kids were waiting for the train, smoking. One of them has a lighter voice, is on the skinny side, and trying to talk to his “friend”. The friend is more burly, dismissive, with a deeper voice. He basically ignores the other guy, and is clearly at the top of the group hierarchy, because basically he is treating someone like shit, like they are utterly worthless (he even tells the other guy he talks too much), but the other guy STILL hangs out with him and tries to get his attention. I just felt sorry for the skinny guy.

But this is a snapshot. Maybe the burly guy is not as bad as he looks right then. Maybe he is the one who knows the right people (girls), and gets his friends to parties. I surmised from their conversation that he had loaned another friend some money. So not the antichrist.

I don’t know. I don’t understand these things. It seems to me that the social hierarchy is set in stone and the same people come out on top from they are born till they die, but maybe that is not so.

Maybe it IS the bitterness in me holding me back.

It’s strange to me that no one seems to have ever really exposed why we look up to some people and down on others.

But I guess strength is attractive. Hence Donald Trump.

dividebyzero 5/15/2016 - 1:35 pm

I certainly related to most of the article, but I couldn’t stand #1, which basically said “fake it til you make it.” If that’s the only way to have a fulfilling social life then I might as well off myself right now. I refuse to live in a society that demands constant phoniness in order to impress other people. I get that it’s necessary on certain occasions, but anything more than that is just fucking awful.

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