Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Idle Banter and Petty Criticism
“O walls, you have held up so much tedious graffiti that I am amazed that you have not already collapsed in ruin.”- Graffiti in a Basilica in Pompeii
I thought this was a great quote, it reminds me of the internet: a place that welcomes every fetish, delusion, and fantasy while coddling every insecurity, fallacy, shortcoming, and failure yet somehow still manages to define major social aspects of society.
This is both sad and ironic because legitimate human society would never have done any of these things before the internet was invented, but the internet allows people to find others with the same ridiculous beliefs as themselves and slowly develop a culture around their spinelessness.