Posted by: Redgeek | November 20, 2017

I Feel My Brain Turning to Mush


Or, I’m becoming a mindless robot. No offence to you intelligent robots out there.

Okay, we’ve all been programmed. Reading, speaking, fashion, acceptable public behavior, all programming. So in a way it’s not all bad. It’s the hateful, ignorant programs the world doesn’t need.

I’ve finally realized doing a certain thing is turning my brain in mush: Reading comment sections, mainly YouTube comments. Look, I already know comment sections can be sludge pits, but it’s not just that. I truly think it’s making me dumber.

I’m losing my individuality. I find myself reading comments to justify my opinion, having someone else explain why I like the video, either through someone repeating a line of dialogue or going in detail about a part of the video they enjoyed. Worse, I feel myself WANTING to agree just because that comment has lots of likes. Even looking at the like/dislike ratio can influence my opinion before even watching it.

I hate it. No longer trusting yourself is a horrible feeling. Certainly, not the first time I felt it. It’s so addicting to be part of the group, the gang, the cool kids. It’s so easy to lose your critical thinking skills these days. To agree 100% with another or others you assume is smarter. Easy. Easy. Easy.

Time to do something about it. No more reading YouTube comments! And no more looking at the like/dislike bar. Why didn’t I put an exclamation point at the end of that? Oh, no, I’m resisting already. Guess I should apply the no comment rule to all videos, not just the opinionated ones. I said guess, this is gonna be harder than I thought.


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