It’s easy to reduce it all and dismiss it as simple attention-seeking, but we all need attention sometimes. It’s a totally valid need. Just think of how you react when you’re trying to grab someone’s attention and they ignore you. Really gets under your skin, right? But not all attention-seekers go about it in the same way. Some do it in healthy ways, while others just want to tear people down. Can you blame anybody for wanting to fight back?
Social media is a powerful tool, but it’s double-edged. Yes, it’s a mighty broadcasting platform to spread your message and connect with people. But it’s also a means for jerks to put people down at arm’s length and without meaningful consequences.