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(The Atlantic)   Social distancing unfriending is a reality as those who are taking it seriously are breaking up with besties that don't   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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817 clicks; posted to Geek » on 30 Apr 2020 at 8:16 AM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-04-30 8:00:11 AM  
Conscious Uncoupling.
 
2020-04-30 8:03:49 AM  
Eh.  Just wait until they're turned down from a job or fired because they posted about their gatherings during this whole time.  Because they will post this stuff.
 
2020-04-30 8:22:38 AM  
You can't unfriend if you never had any to begin with.
 
2020-04-30 8:33:29 AM  
Yeah this was a real 'true colors' even for me. Turns out I have almost no friends, and the ones I thought I had are Trump supporting, end the lockdown, mouth-breathing morons.
 
2020-04-30 8:49:39 AM  

reveal101: Yeah this was a real 'true colors' even for me. Turns out I have almost no friends, and the ones I thought I had are Trump supporting, end the lockdown, mouth-breathing morons.


name checks out
 
2020-04-30 8:55:07 AM  

reveal101: Yeah this was a real 'true colors' even for me. Turns out I have almost no friends, and the ones I thought I had are Trump supporting, end the lockdown, mouth-breathing morons.


If you think everyone is an asshole.....
 
2020-04-30 9:16:37 AM  
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last couple years have really shined a light on exactly how stupid many people are. And my wife and I are fine that we unfriended people for being either Trump supporters or Trump apologists. same reason why we don't want to be friends with people who are flat earthers or anti-vaxxers. Life is too short to be surrounded by that many ignorant people. when your ignorance just hurts you, so be it. But when your ignorance becomes part of a mob mentality that hurts others, the hell with them.
 
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2020-04-30 9:17:30 AM  
I'm lucky that most folks I know are introverted and are handling the lockdown fine.
It those extroverts you gotta watch out for, dunno why FaceTime or whatever isn't good enough, they're exhausting.
 
2020-04-30 9:56:07 AM  
Can I unfriend my in-laws? They're the ones we're socially distancing for but they're taking it the least seriously .
 
2020-04-30 10:10:35 AM  

Hachitori: reveal101: Yeah this was a real 'true colors' even for me. Turns out I have almost no friends, and the ones I thought I had are Trump supporting, end the lockdown, mouth-breathing morons.

If you think everyone is an asshole.....


...you're probably a good American living in the South.
 
2020-04-30 10:25:01 AM  

cocozilla: [Fark user image 425x425]last couple years have really shined a light on exactly how stupid many people are. And my wife and I are fine that we unfriended people for being either Trump supporters or Trump apologists. same reason why we don't want to be friends with people who are flat earthers or anti-vaxxers. Life is too short to be surrounded by that many ignorant people. when your ignorance just hurts you, so be it. But when your ignorance becomes part of a mob mentality that hurts others, the hell with them.


You must be very smart.
 
2020-04-30 10:43:41 AM  

cocozilla: [Fark user image 425x425]


Fewer
 
2020-04-30 10:50:05 AM  

reveal101: Yeah this was a real 'true colors' even for me. Turns out I have almost no friends, and the ones I thought I had are Trump supporting, end the lockdown, mouth-breathing morons.


Same, but the spouse. When we only saw each other an hour a day, I had no idea. Now he and his girlfriend are already going to "get-togethers" and talking about how to dissolve the WHO. We are now rather unsocially distant.
 
2020-04-30 10:57:55 AM  
It's going to be a beautiful world when nobody will ever disturb my vision of it, or mess with my little bubble of my preferred reality.    At this point, only Amazon meets my needs.

I love you, Amazon and facebook!  can I upload some more of my personal information for you to disseminate?  You're the only ones who understand me.
 
2020-04-30 11:09:50 AM  

KB202: reveal101: Yeah this was a real 'true colors' even for me. Turns out I have almost no friends, and the ones I thought I had are Trump supporting, end the lockdown, mouth-breathing morons.

Same, but the spouse. When we only saw each other an hour a day, I had no idea. Now he and his girlfriend are already going to "get-togethers" and talking about how to dissolve the WHO. We are now rather unsocially distant.


...?

Have I been spousing incorrectly this whole time?
 
2020-04-30 11:24:18 AM  

cocozilla: [Fark user image 425x425]last couple years have really shined a light on exactly how stupid many people are. And my wife and I are fine that we unfriended people for being either Trump supporters or Trump apologists. same reason why we don't want to be friends with people who are flat earthers or anti-vaxxers. Life is too short to be surrounded by that many ignorant people. when your ignorance just hurts you, so be it. But when your ignorance becomes part of a mob mentality that hurts others, the hell with them.


Says the person making sure they are only interacting with people who think exactly like they do.  Mob mentality, thy cause is you.
 
2020-04-30 11:51:06 AM  
Meanwhile, my neighbors keep having parties.
 
2020-04-30 12:08:04 PM  

Hachitori: cocozilla: [Fark user image 425x425]last couple years have really shined a light on exactly how stupid many people are. And my wife and I are fine that we unfriended people for being either Trump supporters or Trump apologists. same reason why we don't want to be friends with people who are flat earthers or anti-vaxxers. Life is too short to be surrounded by that many ignorant people. when your ignorance just hurts you, so be it. But when your ignorance becomes part of a mob mentality that hurts others, the hell with them.

You must be very smart.


Yeah, you don't even have to be all that smart to see through all the lies and hate from the Trump administration. You just have to not be a racist idiot.
 
2020-04-30 12:32:07 PM  

mayochamp: cocozilla: [Fark user image 425x425]last couple years have really shined a light on exactly how stupid many people are. And my wife and I are fine that we unfriended people for being either Trump supporters or Trump apologists. same reason why we don't want to be friends with people who are flat earthers or anti-vaxxers. Life is too short to be surrounded by that many ignorant people. when your ignorance just hurts you, so be it. But when your ignorance becomes part of a mob mentality that hurts others, the hell with them.

Says the person making sure they are only interacting with people who think exactly like they do.  Mob mentality, thy cause is you.


Oh who will stand up for the poor, poor anti vaxer, flat earther, Trump supporter...

Listen, I'm find with people who don't think like I do. I really am. But when that "thinking" is adding to a public health crisis or denying science in favor of religion or apologizing for the most incompetent President the US has ever known, they can all burn in hell and I have no obligation to be a friend to them. Their thinking is ignorant and dangerous to me personally and a functioning society as well.

If you dicks want to do stupid stuff with you time on the planet but don't expect me to treat you like you're valuable. You're not.
 
2020-04-30 12:40:01 PM  

mayochamp: cocozilla: [Fark user image 425x425]last couple years have really shined a light on exactly how stupid many people are. And my wife and I are fine that we unfriended people for being either Trump supporters or Trump apologists. same reason why we don't want to be friends with people who are flat earthers or anti-vaxxers. Life is too short to be surrounded by that many ignorant people. when your ignorance just hurts you, so be it. But when your ignorance becomes part of a mob mentality that hurts others, the hell with them.

Says the person making sure they are only interacting with people who think exactly like they do.  Mob mentality, thy cause is you.


Have you ever interacted with people who don't think like you? You're occasionally introduced to ideas and paradigms that contradict your vaguely understood belief systems. Do you have any idea how stressful that is? I can't honestly think of a good reason to be exposed to people who maintain obviously wrong beliefs.
 
2020-04-30 2:46:12 PM  
We got this shiat down.

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2020-04-30 2:55:51 PM  
Seems a lot of people didn't read to the end of the article.
 
2020-04-30 3:49:03 PM  

cocozilla: [Fark user image 425x425]last couple years have really shined a light on exactly how stupid many people are. And my wife and I are fine that we unfriended people for being either Trump supporters or Trump apologists. same reason why we don't want to be friends with people who are flat earthers or anti-vaxxers. Life is too short to be surrounded by that many ignorant people. when your ignorance just hurts you, so be it. But when your ignorance becomes part of a mob mentality that hurts others, the hell with them.


Flat earthers and UFO enthusiasts and similar idiots, whatever. I'm sure there are important things I'm ignorant or wrong about too.

But Trump supporters actively hate people and think it's ok and good to do so, or at minimum, think that it's ok that Trump, other Trumpers, and the Trump Administration hate people, as long as they get their tax cuts. Those people are offensive to be around and are actively making the world a worse place as fast as they can.
 
2020-04-30 5:57:38 PM  
Most of the Trumpers already unfriended me years ago, so I didn't have that much idiocy to deal with.  My husband, on the other hand, was never very outspoken about his politics until all of this and the idiots in his feed came out of the woodwork.  He went on a tear and ended up unfriending over a dozen people, including his own brother.
 
2020-04-30 6:18:29 PM  
It's one thing to spend time with people who aren't in total lockstep with your own ideas. It's one of the reasons I enjoyed studying philosophy so much. Hanging around mouth-breathing morons who think their opinions are worth sharing because they're too stupid to see how wrong they are, they add nothing to your life and they'll drag you down with them. Not to mention they'll expose you to life-threatening viruses because they're stupud.
 
2020-04-30 6:18:44 PM  
Oh, thank you keyboard...
 
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