PSA: Stop Making Pessimistic Memes Cool
We’ve all seen them before. The “my life sucks” memes. The “I’m so poor” memes. The “I’ll be alone forever” memes. Here are a few:
Memes like these are obviously extremely popular online because they’re so relatable to so many people. Sure, we may have chuckled at the fox (or whatever that animal is?) one but it’s because we’ve experienced it before…get this, in the past.
These memes are ways for IG meme accounts to rack up likes, receive tags in comments and increase their followers count but what they’re ultimately doing is spreading negativity.
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You may ask, “How is posting funny memes like this spreading negativity, Steve?” The answer to that is when someone sees a meme like this and relates it to themselves, they accept it as part of them and make it acceptable for it to happen again. Next time they’re at Applebee’s and they can’t order food because their check from Walmart hasn’t cleared yet, they won’t feel any guilt because they know others are in this situation.
As you probably know by reading our articles and following us on social media @ProprietorLS, we’re huge fans of The Law of Attraction. When you accept something like being broke as part of you, you’ll subconsciously do things to keep it true. Always talk about how broke you are? Then you won’t do anything to change it because you’ve convinced yourself that’s how you are and how you will always be.
It’s not fucking cool to be broke. It’s not cool to hate your life. It’s 2017 and if you don’t like the direction your life is headed, you’re able to change the direction in more ways than ever before in history. People have become multi-millionaires from playing video games. You know, where you control a virtual person and shoot other virtual people? If you’re good enough, you can make bank. If you’re obsessed with peanut butter, go start a YouTube peanut butter channel reviewing different peanut butters and showing how you use peanut butter when you cook. If you take it seriously enough, you’ll be making enough money to buy every jar of peanut butter in your town twice.
There is too much information on the internet for you to come up with an excuse as to why you can’t do something. Search “books for hating your life” on Google and order the most well-reviewed one on Amazon. Within a week, you can have a totally different outlook on your life.
There are answers to everything on Google and for people to have excuses as to why they hate their life or why they’re broke or why they’re ugly (actually, we can’t help you on that one) is ridiculous. Stop making these memes popular as it’s just promoting mediocrity.