I feel like I spend half my online life clicking “unsubscribe” from people on Facebook. It’s annoying that Facebook automatically subscribes you to people you’re friends with and even more annoying that they even default you to opt-in on annoying people. But worst of all, Facebook thinks the annoying people are the ones I’m most interested in, so all their annoying-people updates flood my feed.
How do you know if you’re annoying? If you post a lot of images you think are really funny, that’s a red flag. If a lot of those images are completely text, then this is your intervention. Stop doing that.
Other things people need to stop doing:
Asking people online what’s wrong with them instead of calling a doctor. I’m going to guess that no medical conditions in history have ever been cured by crowd sourcing.
Bitching that the world requires too much “political correctness”. It’s only a suggestion and only if you think it’s important to recognize that there’s a world outside of you and you want to try to not be an ignorant asshole.
Quoting Larry the Cable Guy.
Offering advice, regardless of whether requested, appropriate, or helpful.
Thinking that being a skeptic makes them intellectually and ethically superior to everyone else.
I honestly could go on… and probably will. But I want to save some for your guys.
What do people need to stop doing? And most importantly, what do skeptic people need to stop doing?
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