Monday, November 17, 2014

Messing With Sasquatch: Welcome To The "Hater" Generation

The Urban Dictionary defines a hater as a person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person. Hating, the result of being a hater, is not exactly jealousy. The hater doesn't really want to be the person he or she hates, rather the hater wants to knock someone else down a notch.

Now this is what I've noticed on social media...people have paper thin skin. They cannot handle any criticism (no matter how constructive) from a friend or an acquaintance without feeling butthurt. All they want is positive feedback, and when they don't get it they either a) throw a bitch fit, b) throw in the towel and try their hand at something else that will bring them good feedback, or c) assemble an army of close friends to go after the individuals who dared to say "this sucks" or "you could do better." The most common phrases I hear when this type of drama goes on is "haters are going to hate" or "don't let that hater put you down, you're doing a fantastic job."

**Just a word of caution if you are offended by offensive language then I wouldn't recommend reading the next part of the blog because this is a subject that has me pissed off, and I've seen enough on social media over the past several days to help fuel the venom I'm about to spew on this matter.**

Since when does offering up constructive criticism label you as a hater...are you fucking kidding me?!?!? That's what pisses me off about this hater horseshit, instead of listening to the criticism and the advice given afterwards the butthurt individual's inner-defense mechanism goes off and a fuck you contest ensues between the butthurt individual and his/her friends as well as the critic and his or her friends (throw in the occasional spectator with Michael Jackson eating popcorn memes). I get it people are assholes, but once in a while those assholes do offer up good advice on how to improve whatever job or hobby it is you're doing. And I also know that in the virtual world of social media people act like they're a bad ass with a dick as long as a yardstick when in the real world they're the biggest pussy you will ever meet.

Here's a word of advice for all the butthurt individuals out there who may stumble upon this the fuck up. Stop taking shit personally and actually listen to or read the negative feedback that could help improve your skill at whatever it is you do that you are passionate about. This type of feedback is coming from people who share the same passion as you do and are 10 times better at it, and for the most part they see potential in you and they want you to succeed.

You may think I'm a dick with the way I wrote this blog, but hey sometimes you gotta bust somebody's balls in order to get the message across.