I see people walking around on a daily basis who think they are the head honcho, top boss, the whole hot dog and brandy. They believe that they have figured something out in life that the rest of us haven’t, and it aggravates me to my core. They were not forged the way I was. They weren’t put through hours of terror to be disrespected on these streets. They merely adopted the comments section, I was born in it, molded by it. Don’t talk to me until you are ready for the reality of what that means.
Oh, you’re good? So, like, right now? I guess I have time. Well, to start, I would say that anyone born in Generation Z will agree, but there is a certain amount of time that all internet explorers spend combing the comments section. This can be on Reddit, YouTube, even social platforms like Tumblr have a form of comments section. As more new websites pop up, more obscure comments section come along with them. I once spent hours on a flat earth truth site, it was blissful.
For our generation, this is part of the experience of living in a digital world. However, if you have never had hours on end to spend surfing around, you know, doing adult things like working and then trying to forget about work, you might not have. This gives the younger generation a bizarre stream of shared consciousness that can’t quite be tapped into by anyone pre-millennial.
I am not saying this to say this is necessarily good or bad. I can see situations on both sides with equally horrifying outcomes, and equally life-changing outcomes. It’s basically a coin toss.
And if you have never done this yourself and are feeling left out, there is never a better time to go for it than right now. All you have to do is block off just about a week of time, find a cozy room and a fully charged laptop, go to the main page of YouTube, click on the comments section of the first video you see, and you will have accessed the rabbit hole. Welcome.
Remember that access is limited and if anyone else knew about this large shared network, we might get shut down. So, you know, remember the no-snitching policy. And enjoy the boundless void of the world wide web.
This article was written by Nathan Ellwood, who is getting dumber by the day. Follow him for more or less on Twitter @NPEllwood.