Here in England, we’re on the cusp of the football season coming back and beating its way to a hasty conclusion. In our time apart, it’s given me a bit of time to think about my relationship with sport, and more specifically the culture that surrounds it. The big realisation I’ve made is that there’s is a big chunk of sport culture that I really just don’t like being around.
Here we have yet another topic brought about by me spending far more time than is healthy looking at social media. Having little better to do right now than just read Twitter endlessly, I am reminded that people seem to love arguing with one another. To the point where oftentimes they don’t even believe half of the stuff they’re saying.
You could call them trolls, they might believe themselves to be playing devil’s advocate. Honestly, I think some people’s brains have broken to the point where they just want to disagree with people for no real reason. I know I’ve been guilty of it, when I’m in a bad mood and I just want to find fault in everything I read.
I use social media every day, and yet I realise that I don’t actually post all that much to it myself. As sites like Twitter have matured and gotten away from what they were when they first started out, I kind find myself much less inclined to wade into that perpetual trash fire. I just feel bad for the people who have to interact with it as a part of their livelihood.