I realized recently that I should really stop going out of my way to read forums and comment threads where people are just being awful. The past several months there’s been a lot of vitriol in video game related websites specifically around anything vaguely related to social justice and feminism. I know that as soon as those topics are touched upon the comment threads will totally explode within five minutes with everything from the worst possible things a human being can say to stuff that probably sounds reasonable to the person saying it but is horribly misguided or uninformed in some way.
I realized I was totally wasting my time in reading these threads because the curiosity factor was satiated a long time ago. I know what to expect now and the vague hope that some of these people will see reason is just absurd. I think it was scratching an itch that must be similar to watching trashy reality TV. So I’m now doing my best to stop seeking this stuff out spend the time more constructively. I already hate how much I procrastinate so that’s just one less thing to worry about.