I like to pretend I have low self esteem
Don’t you just love those people who put themselves down for the sole purpose of having people argue with them so that they can feel some kind of self worth? Whilst I admit that there are people who do it just to take the piss and have a laugh about it, there’s quite a distinct group of persons who feel the need to mope about how crap they are in the hope that someone will pity them.
For example, there are those people who post photos of themselves on Facebook and then when people compliment them, they say “Noooo I’m so ugly and disgusting and my eyeballs self destruct when I see myself”. If you’re so ugly and gross, why did you even post them in the first place?! Is it because you feel the need to remind everyone of how hideous you are, and because you actually enjoy making people vomit because of how utterly revolting your face is?!?!
Wait, what’s that you say? “I’m just being humble” or “I’m just being modest”? I think my bullshit detector is going off because essentially what you’re saying is “I’m posting hot pictures of myself, not because I want people to compliment me, but because I want to insult myself in order to show off to everyone how humble I can be.when they do compliment me. And the only way to do that is to put myself out there and cover up my own arrogance by putting myself down.” Firstly, if you’re going to hate on yourself and tell everyone you’re disgusting, we don’t need contradictory evidence so why not just bag yourself out without the raunchy photos? I’m sure more people will believe you. Secondly, correct me if I’m wrong, but openly bragging about how modest you are somewhat defeats the purpose of being modest.
And then there are those lovely people who post about how depressed they are on Facebook or have personal messages on their MSN saying things like “Pissed off”, “Not in the mood” etc. This isn’t what annoys me, per se, but the thing that does annoy me is that whenever someone asks “What’s wrong?” or “Do you want to talk about it?”, they will say “No” or “Nothing is wrong” or “Don’t worry”.
What is the point of advertising how depressed/mad you are if you don’t want anyone to know about it? This is pretty much like me going to a shop to ask about a shiny new computer I saw advertised on TV, only to have the store clerk refuse to tell me anything about it and proceed to tell me to rack off. Now, I’m not doubting that these people may genuinely be sad, but it just doesn’t make sense that they would effectively tell everyone that they’re sad but at the same time not want anyone to know it.
Not only is it offensive to have my concern thrown back in my face, but now I’m faced with the awkward situation of having to decide whether I keep up this ‘concern’ thing or whether I just stop trying. Because honestly, the only real reason I can think of as to why people would blatantly admit that they’re upset only to deny it is to create some kind of curiosity and worry in everyone else. Before anyone can argue that “it’s a way of expressing their feelings”, I say if they really didn’t want anyone to know about it, why can’t they just approach a close friend or two about it? Or open up a word document and type it out? Or talk to a brick wall? No matter how you look at it, there really is some desperate cry for attention whenever someone publicly rants about how annoyed they are [*cough*, this is not what I’m doing at all, OKAY???]
Though in all seriousness, if you don’t want someone to know something or see something – don’t post it on the internet!!! It’s actually a very simple solution. But if you secretly do want people to know or see something relating to your problems, there are much better ways of getting over them other than publicly advertising them all over the internet, because the reality is, most people don’t give a rat’s arse.