Don’t Waste Time With Trolls

I can generally tell in a few seconds if a person online is worth engaging with or not.
I think it’s always helpful to remember that it’s important to engage with one’s intellectual and moral equals and superiors only; wasting time on your inferiors is almost never a legitimate or even remote entertainable or excusable use of your time.
Believe it or not, ‘snap judgements’ are your friend.
If the first thing someone says to you is a deliberate strawman or derailing tactic, there is very rarely any point continuing further.
Let the dead bury their dead, and don’t cast pearls to swine.
There are people out there who will continue to shriek before the very Gates of Hell that sex is an arbitrary social construct, Tony Blair had good intentions, Islamophobia is real, the Holocaust never happened, Communism is misunderstood, Bill Clinton never raped those women, and that humanitarian interventionists are morally superior to Nazis, Islamists and Marxists.
Is there really any need to waste your time or energy with such people?
Remember, these are all finite resources.
Use them wisely!

Note:

Originally published on my Medium account; unpublished and ported to Glossy News.

 

Image attribution:

By Kevin Dooley – originally posted to Flickr as Cave troll as corporate bully, CC BY 2.0, Link

 

Like and follow me on social media!

Facebook: Drop me a like!

Twitter: Do tell me what an awful person I am, and then drop a follow… If you dare!

Sponsor me on Patreon, for just $1 a month. Help me stay afloat!🖤

Or buy one of my poetry, satire or fiction books.

There’s even a Paypal button, if you have a spare 50 cents or so!

Correspondence and collaboration: authorjf@gmail.com

 

Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.