Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.- John Kenneth Galbraith
With so many current debates beckoning for our attention, its hard not to get aroused by one. Whether it’s Beyonce, the Black Panther Party, Racism, #BlackLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump, politics, sports, cultural appropriation, or the fashion world’s need to claim black culture as a trend… I have learned one thing….
DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS.
So first you ask, “What’s a troll?”
Let’s see Urban Dictionary (YES, URBAN DICTIONARY).
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument
by Alien Entity September 22, 2002
In the world of cyber space (or real life for that matter), we have to realize that some people just WILL NOT agree with you.
Some people WILL NOT see your point. No matter how many facts you throw, articles you screen shot, you just have to understand that you have to let people be. Don’t let everything get you riled up. Some people, trolls, love to get people riled up over social media topics. It’s okay. Your job is not to educate everyone. By all means, you should voice your opinion but don’t spend all your time trying to prove people wrong.
It’s pointless. Some people live for this. Don’t entertain them. Trust me, you can always keep scrolling. If not, the block button works just fine.