Social networking websites help us connect with others without actually having to give them more than a few seconds of our time. It truly is a beautiful thing. The only problem that comes from this is if you are a stupid person. Stupid people make Facebook both frustrating and hilarious at the same time. So how do you know if you have a dumb Facebook friend?
1) Spelling/Grammar Errors Beyond Typos
Typos are going to happen so excuse them when they do. When it becomes consistently confusing and leaves you scratching your head as to what they are saying, you probably have a stupid person on your friend’s list. In general terms, if people appear to go out of their way to spell things incorrectly, they are probably not going to be the person discovering the cure for cancer. Perhaps worse is when a person thinks they are typing in perfect English and it still makes no sense. Granted it’s a Facebook status and not a novel, so the editing process shouldn’t be too lengthy. Just be sure if you don’t want people to know how stupid you are that your post at the very least makes sense on a drunken level, something I see many people fail to do.
2) Liking Their Own Posts
Sure, I love myself. Everything I do deserves a thumb up. I would love to give my personal seal of approval on many things I do in life. I don’t though because that level of personal gratification is something an idiot does. When you like your own status, picture, or comment, you are basically letting the world know you have no understanding of social norms. It is an unwritten Facebook rule everyone knows about, that you never like your own material. There are of course rare circumstances where this would be acceptable, like if someone hacked into their account and did it hoping the person would be blackballed from all future MENSA meetings.
3) Lots of Selfies
The “selfie” has become the universal symbol for loneliness. It either takes a lot of luck in aiming with a camera phone or a mirror to accomplish. The problem with most selfies is they never fully represent what the person looks like. Most selfies are then filtered and made to look like the picture was taken underwater or through beer goggles. An important thing to know about idiots is that they think everyone else is just as dumb as they are. This can get a little complicated once you think about it because you will begin to believe that you could be an idiot. How could you ever know? Chances are stupid people never question their own intelligence. They don’t have that capability.
What does a person who isn’t clever enough to put their own words together to do when they have so much emotion built inside and no way to unscramble those thoughts out into the world? They post a meme. Memes are a rather new invention, scraped off the heel of Satan’s fungal foot. Memes are the simplest forms of comedy, even further below an impression of someone no one has ever met done through ventriloquist dummy. Of course you are not an idiot if you post a meme every so often. You crossover to stupidity once posting memes becomes your main form of communication. Posting memes constantly is admitting that you don’t have an original thought. Would you make all of your Facebook statuses quotes from famous people? Okay, that’s another thing that can tip everyone off about how your brain didn’t fully form or hit a lot of walls as a child.
There is very little I am not insecure about. People on Facebook may never know it because the whole point of being insecure is not expressing it. The Facebook idiot insecurities are projected in an abnormal manner. Stupid people will fish for compliments, whine about life, and do anything else they can to illicit kindness from others. Kindness from others is a temporary cure for insecurity, until you pass by a mirror again. It’s important not to feed these insecure people compliments every time they practically beg for them. The more you give these people what they want, the less likely they are to figure out a better solution for themselves. You are doing people a favor by pushing them to a breaking point of self-doubt. Good for you.