Pass the Aggression, Please

I wonder how many posts and public opinions will remain online if it required the following things:

– Cannot contain profanity

– Should not be offensive, or use offensive content directed to specific groups

– Should have facts if uses the statement “as a matter of fact” and “literally”

– Cannot have more than 3 grammatical errors (this includes punctuation)
I’m not sure if it’s just the feed that I’m seeing, but it seems so easy to post “critical” (more like offensive) opinions that try to present themselves as the “decent way that people do __(insert whatever the rant is about)___”.

The best therapy, and it seems that my cousin’s psychiatrist required it to ease her anxiety, would be to detox from the social media stream or filter out the negative “critical opinion” posts that you see.

This is not to say that people should not use social media to discuss or debate about contemporary issues, in fact I think that’s a great way that social media could be used. However, there is a time and place for such discussions. It’s no surprise also that public debates are usually within a controlled environment– that’s because people can get emotional and “fired up” over their perspectives. The difference on social media is that there’s no avoiding that it could be your friend’s or relative’s personal opinion (and no one asked for it) but there it is. 

Sometimes I wonder about where humanity is going as well, when all these useless arguments online take place while real problems continue to happen and actually take lives. 

Just today, one of my friends posted yet another reported “arrest” of alleged drug users/pushers who were killed right there– right in front of their families. 

Hello, this is the Philippines, and I swear majority of this population would claim itself to be Catholic or Protestant Christian– Christian… but I have no idea if majority of this population also leaves it when they exit the church they worship in and go back to trying to survive every day. 


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