20 years ago we got very excited when the Internet took off.
Unfortunately, it also normalised bad behaviour.
Some thought they could just say whatever they felt.
Whenever they felt like it.
On Social Media. Everywhere.
And the garbage became prevalent, and seemed normal.
There will always be people who do and say things that are wrong - if the rewards are big enough.
Money. Attention. Fame. Infamy. Mostly money.
Then there are the people who think: "If they can get away with it, why can't I?"
And so it degenerates into the mess we find ourselves in today.
Crime. Corruption. Murder. Rape. Child abuse. Women abuse. The list goes on and one.
We think it's common, but it isn't. There's a small minority who spoil it for the majority.
The loudmouth bullies.
But there is hope. There's always hope. But it's up to us.
We need to take responsibility for our own actions.
We need to pay more attention and start rewarding the people who do good and stand up to the bullies.
Encourage like-minded folk to behave in the right way.
And follow their example.
The best antidote to a culture shifting to bad behavior is to Re-normalize Good Behavior - Seth Godin.
We all need to do the best we can. Be the best humans we can be.
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