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Taking a Break from Social Outrage

It seems to me that everywhere I look someone is getting pissed off about something. I know, I know, that’s some pot-and-kettle action I’ve got going on here, but I’m pretty tired of it. I get especially sick of it when it oozes forced emotion. Faking Social Outrage is the new pretending to hate Justin Bieber. All the cool kids are doing it. As a person that feeds on indignation as my primary form of sustenance, I have to tell you.

KNOCK IT OFF!

I am offering a solution. From now on, whenever you feel like you need to make a horrible statement on how much our world sucks, instead, find someone that is feeling incredibly depressed and then…

Offer them a cupcake.

 

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Listen, Cupcakes make everyone feel better. They spread the joy and love of the world with them. No one, no one, gets upset if you offer them a cupcake. Seriously, even people who don’t like cake (like yours truly) will feel a warm gooey just because you offered them a cupcake. They don’t have to eat it, you just have to make the gesture. It’s a sign that you give a rat’s ass about your fellow man, and it’s infinitely more meaningful than any amount of bitching about something on Facebook or Twitter.

Let’s face it, people: 99% of complaints and bitching on social media is all gusto and no chutzpah.

(Thems fancy words for all talk and no balls.)

You don’t ever make the world a better place by adding negativity to it. The world is basically a crapfactory, and you can either wallow in the crap or start looking to climb out of it. You aren’t going to be able to make that climb alone, so you might as well start making friends.

 

 

What better way to make friends than with a cupcake?

Published by M.A. Brotherton

M.A. Brotherton is a writer, blogger, artist, and fat-kid from the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. He’s tasted a little bit of everything the Midwest has to offer, ranging from meth-tweaking rednecks in massive underground cave complexes to those legendary amber waves of grain. When he’s not writing, he spends most of his time screwing around on the internet.

One thought on “Taking a Break from Social Outrage”

  1. Mary Nuttall says:

    Ok. I apologize in advance for putting this here. However, I can’t seem to get this message to you any other way. This is a last ditch effort on my part. So here it goes, at one point you had a lap top you never used and were going to give me. I would like a lap top to type on that holds a flash drive, so I can upload it at school. Would you be willing to trade it for $250? All I need from you is a yay or nay. I can send the check in the mail to your parents address today. My work direct deposits, so the check will be dated the 15th. If you can get the lap top to me by the 17th I will kick in a $50 bonus. So the deal is $300 for an old lap top you don’t use. Take it or leave it. I could go buy a brand new one, or a tablet at Walmart or Best Buy-somehow I doubt those fat cats of commerce have an exorbitant amount of vet fees. It is your call entirely. Think it over.

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