The 5 Types of Haters on the Internet

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For every person who makes regular posts about some facet of his or her life, there is someone out there who hates on it. Got engaged? Haters. Broke some personal records at the gym? Haters. Went on an awesome vacation? Haters. Overachiever? Haters. We all know them, and many of us have hated on our internet friends at some point or another. Why do we do this? We all have things that we talk about all the time, but for some reason it’s okay for us to hate on others for doing the same thing. If you don’t like someone’s repetitive posts, block/unfriend/ignore them. JUST KEEP SCROLLING, BRO.

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The Engagement Haters. I won’t go too far in-depth on these people because I just wrote an entire piece on them. Young-wild-and-free singles LOVE to hate on engaged couples, because they think that being tied down is some sort of self-inflicted punishment.

The Workout Haters. Some people make it their life’s purpose to get fit and healthy and pick things up and put them down. These people tend to take gym selfies and video recordings of their gym sessions. There are lots of people out there who HATE this. My sister and her boyfriend are, for lack of a better term, gym rats, but they accomplish super awesome fitness stuff that I am so not motivated to do. For that I admire them. I think it’s great that they have a common passion and that they support each other in this way.

The Vacation/Trip Haters. Don’t be jealous because you can’t/won’t go on super fly vacations. Okay, be jealous if you want but don’t be visibly jealous on the internet. Vacations and trips give us stories that we want to share with everyone. If you don’t want to see it or read it, scroll past it! Ignore it! I’m one of those people who’s always posting about trips and adventures, since I don’t belong to the engaged people or workout people. I like to tell stories about anything (I want to be a writer. Stories are my business). Trips and adventures allow me to create stories to tell, and I’m not going to stop doing it because people “don’t want to hear about it.” Tough cookies.

The Overachiever Haters. Some of our Facebook friends are always posting about all of their life achievements, and sometimes we become envious. Again, that envy leads to hating on these people. If you can’t stand others’ achievement records, nut up or shut up. Go out and do stuff! Study a little harder in school. Work a little harder at your job. Practice your guitar. Hone your writing. Read up on stuff. Hard work pays off, so let the overachievers bask in their internet glory for a little while.

The Baby Haters. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting older, or because people are just having babies all willy-nilly, but baby pictures flood my newsfeed. I don’t mind. Babies are cute. You put in nine months of incubation for that kid, go ahead and post a few pictures or statuses. So many young people hate on their young mother peers. Granted, there are quite a few people having children who clearly should not, but that’s not the point. People have babies. They’re going to tell the internet about it, because let’s face it: it’s basically protocol to post to instagram within the first 30 minutes of your newborn’s life.

Samantha Glassford

A born-and-raised Jersey girl with a chronic case of wanderlust, Samantha spends her days reading, writing, and planning adventures. She currently teaches classes at the community college while living at home with her parents, trying and failing to become a part of the proverbial real world. Her dream is for someone to pay her for writing and traveling, but in reality she'll probably be teaching forever. Follow her mundane musings on Twitter @SamanthaG2012, and check out her personal blog, wanderlustingmillenial.blog.com

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