Ego stroking

I have seen a lot of blogs and profiles lately, where the main topic seems to be how unintelligent everyone is (the writers of said entries excepted, of course). There is always some excuse, such as the inability to find intelligent discourse, or the world is going to hell in a handbasket and no one can see it but me. But in their essence, these posts are thinly veiled attempts at self-aggrandisement.

If you really wanted to find others to engage in what you think is perspicacious dialog, seeking out those with whom you feel an affinity and interacting with them is a much better tack than loudly proclaiming your superiority and alienating innocent bystanders.

Likewise, if you really cared about making the world a better place, you would find your niche and make your difference within your capacity, rather than belittling others. Yes, some people have made their mark through verbal or written expression. But they did not inspire others by displaying distaste for them, and they did not spur people into action through gross generalizations.

I have no idea why I took the time to write this. I log onto these sites to escape and relax! Some discussions I participate in can be of a serious note, but they are not generally related to the stress-inducing aspects of my offline life. So... by and large, I do not read posts that are generally derogatory. I have just happened by more of them lately for some reason and it bothers me that so many people feel the need to inflate their own sense of self worth by denigrating others.