Posts Tagged: Entitlement
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How Should We Deal With The Worst Of The Internet?

"We’re bombarded with poorly written and braindead pieces of content that are engineered to go viral for the sake of virality, not to educate and improve the individual or society," wrote "Roosh V" on his blog the other day:

The internet has become a machine to fill gaps in your ego and self-esteem so that you receive the emotional benefits of validation…. The content you read now has moved from being primarily intellectual from the time of the Gutenberg press to primarily emotional. In the past, it was just too expensive to publish something with the intent to piss someone off or to gather lulz. Like with the first [...]

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A Cover Letter for Employment Opportunities with the Elders of Zion

Dear Elders of Zion,

Hello, my name is Joe Bernstein, and I am a young Jew of some promise living in New York City. Through your shadowy networks of information, I am sure you are already aware of me, but I'm just writing to assure you that I would very much like to assume my position of power and influence starting as soon as possible. I found out about this opening through centuries of inherited blood.

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Even Educated, Entitled People Got Stupid Mortgages

This is a gripping, read-through-your-fingers account of one couple's descent into debt and potential foreclosure. You won't necessarily sympathize with writer Edmund L. Andrews, an economics reporter for the New York Times who admits that he should have known better. But he does a great job of conveying the recklessness that led so many people into similar situations, and his description of the panic that follows as he realizes it's all going to come crashing down is so vivid that you will definitely empathize with him. And then you will remind yourself that you don't look at your ATM receipts because you just don't want to know.