I was surfing through my facebook feed a few moments ago and came across a post: “100 likes by Friday and I’ll quit smoking!”
When did we become a society based upon “likes” and “shares” on a social media website whose sole purpose is to stroke the ego of psycopaths everywhere? Why is it so important to garner “likes” and “shares” when it doesn’t involve saving the lives of animals who would, otherwise, be euthanised because of lack of space?
Maybe I hang out with the wrong people?
From what I understand, if you want to “quit smoking” (or quit [insert sin here]), you do it because you are either A) mentally and emotionally ready or 2) you are forcefully locked into a rehabilitation facility for your own good. From my understanding, using “likes” and shares” does fuckall unless you’re a domesticized animal (e.g: dog or cat) who has found itself found (on the street) or dumped (by their family member due to various circumstances) in a High Kill (e.g. my local pound, who is starting to work itself to being a non-kill, unless it’s better for the animal because they’re terribly hurt or they’re so catostrophically fucked in the brain that they need to be euthanised because it would be humane–like my beautiful Izzy-butt was once the brain tumor got large enough to cause her to be snarky to her sisters) shelter and the “likes” and “shares” are being used to share you through the community in hopes of getting you a new home before you go to that Great Dog Run in the Sky (or, if you’re a cat: That Great Living Room in the Sky)
The whole “Quitting Smoking” for “likes” over facebook is, well, bollocks. It’s a cry for attention, whether you’re ready to quit or not. It’s like having one of those “1 like equals a prayer!” posts that poor saps share. No, likes don’t help some poor humanoid whatsoever. What helps humanoids is donating to local funds (which is why I push so hard for my minions to ask for donations to our local CMN because it does help with kids in need who do end up at our local children’s hospital) and doing things. It helps humans to donate to funds for things like MS research and do their local Colour Run (which proceeds go to one local fund or other)
But geeze, milking for likes just because you don’t care enough on your own to quit smoking? That’s a load of shit.
Are you so emotionally stunted that you have to pillage your friends (and your friends’ friends?) for likes because you can’t be bothered to care enough about your own health to actually take that first step into the beginning stages of quitting? Not that I care. Work on destroying yourself, it’s your choice. I choose to destory myself the way I see fit, you can destory yourself how you see fit. But asking me to “choose” for you. Nope. You’re not in such a state that I care.
Now, if you were in a state such as, say, my dad is currently (and I cared enough), we would have some words. But since you are A) not my dad (and therefore I could care less) and 2) not in a state in which your poison-of-choice has made a physical change to you, I am going to ignore your request and tell you good luck.
May you find yourself at a point where you must seriously consider the choices at hand and not ask me whether or not you should quit.