Steven Slater's Breakdown Is The Internet's Fault. Do The Math.
Does this look like the face of an asshole?
There have been assholes and bitches since, like, forever. I mean as long as there have been humans there have been assholes and bitches. Of course there have always been nice, decent, hardworking, genuine people (like myself and Steven Slater) but unfortunately, they get run over every day by assholes and bitches (like you.) Now I realize this is certainly not a new phenomenon by any means. But the asshole/bitch to nice person ration has undeniably grown by leaps and bounds in recent years.
Depending on which Wiki entry you’re referencing, the first internet message board went live sometime in the early 90’s. About 5 minutes after that someone genuinely interested in starting an intelligent dialogue, posted a great idea for a television show exploring the connection between space aliens and men who smoke. About 30 seconds after that someone responded, calling the first poster a “fail” and hypercritically correcting all of their misspellings. That’s about two decades of humans being conditioned to believe that you should act like assholes/bitches online. Roughly the same amount of time Steven Slater has worked as a flight attendant. Naturally, after 20 years, people are going to start treating each other like this in real life.
And that’s why I blame the internet for Steven Slater’s breakdown.
It takes a little work to be a decent person. But is the payoff worth it? So you’re a nice guy; great, you have a lot of friends and people know they can count on you. Well, how’s your paycheck buddy? That saying “nice guys finish last” is no joke. You think your boss got to be the boss by being a nice person? Think again. He/she is a fucking asshole/bitch that stepped on the backs of hardworking, nice people to get to his/her comfy office and disposable salary. You know the guy who had the idea for that sci-fi TV show was? No? Me either. You know who the guy that called him a “fail” was? Screen writer, Chris Carter…creator of the X-Files, that’s who!
Steven Slater’s career was going nowhere as nice guy. Some bitch turns him into an asshole for five minutes and now he’s going to be making at least six figures.