Reflections on the Basement Buddha

Because I am in the basement and not the coffee shop, do you get it? Do you get it?

Sometimes I wonder that if I knew the IP address of an old computer that I had and sent an email to an old email address, adding the IP address and pushing it through the darker web, if I could send myself a message from the future.  Like, if I remembered that at 10:45 PM on December 30th, 2000 you were most definitely on the computer in your bedroom I could do what I just said and write myself a note like, “Don’t write that letter to Heather Beck, that is going to end poorly.”

I think about this often, all though I am actually not that great with technology despite going to college from multimedia technologies. I don’t really know how it could be done, but I feel as if it can be done.

Here is why I am telling you this….

Rather than living your life on social media and being angry about made up nonsense that doesn’t affect you maybe you should chill out and try to think some thoughts.

There is no reason to be upset about things that don’t really matter.  There is no reason to lose your mind about the Pittsburgh Pirates and go around and spill your negative energy all over anyone who is positive about baseball.  You know why?  Because baseball is a game and it doesn’t really matter and if baseball is life or death for you than you need to rethink everything.

There is a troll on the /buccos reddit named Yinzwe.  He is the worst human being who ever existed.  For about three weeks I allowed him to infuriate me.  I seriously would sit there at work and if anyone who even slightly looked jerkish walked in I would instantly think, “I wonder if that is Yinzwe.”

As each day passed on this board I got angrier and angrier.  I was totally losing to a troll.

I would write out calm, well articulated posts about how baseball was just a game and Yinzwe would just troll and troll and troll. Finally one day I just lost it and went off on a super long rant that was highly inappropriate in order to get the boot from that board.

I just didn’t want baseball to be negative anymore.

Now a week or so later I realized that I lost to a troll, simply by caring.  I should have just left the subreddit and never thought about it again.  It wasn’t for me, it was for negative troll fuckboys like Yinzwe.

Now I have come to the conclusion that rather than being upset at society for being so negative, or trying to make society a little more positive, I should simply refuse to be part of it.

Maybe this is what I came here for… Maybe this is why I’ve kept this shell of a former media venture.  I wanted to create the equivalent of a modern network and here I am on the ashes of my great dream writing journals to no one about how tired I am of people’s complaints.

It seems like you’ve all spent so much time trying to portray yourselves as edgy or cool, hyper educated or ubersexual, that you forgot to care about what side of righteousness you are on.  To be clear; I am not talking about religion, I am talking about actual righteousness

Why don’t you try to just be nice?  It’s that simple sometimes.

Just knock off your stupid shit and be a nice person.

 

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