It’s been nearly six years since this song and video first came out and it’s just as true as ever!
I’ve been writing for this site for a while now and, of course, I’m fairly active on twitter. I’ve had to deal with my share of haters and trolls. It just goes with the territory. For a while there, I used to let trolls get under my skin. I would snap back and tell them to fuck off and insult their parents and wish death upon them. If you go back far enough, you’ll find a few of the less-than-polite responses that I used to leave people.
However, over the past year or so, I’ve gotten to the point where I no longer worry about the haters. Some of it is because I’m more mature now than when I first started writing for this site. Some of it is because I’ve finally dealt with a lot of the anger that I used to carry with me and, for whatever reason, my outlook is now a lot more positive in general. A lot of it is just experience. Quite frankly, I’ve seen a lot of people come and go, enough to know that most trolls only have a two-year shelf life before they give up and move on to something else. As well, after you deal with enough trolls, you come to realize that 1) they’re pathetic human beings and 2) they’re going to attack no matter how you respond so it’s pointless to give them the satisfaction. For the most part, people who attack others online are very unhappy people. Once you realize that anytime a troll says, “LOL,” they’re actually saying, “God, I wish I was dead,” they become a lot easier to ignore.