Is there anything cooler than being a rebel? I certainly can’t think of anything cooler off the top of my head.
In trying to emulate some of these daring men of valor I acted out in many ways as a youngin. I stayed at the park up to fifteen minutes later than I was supposed to, I lost my glasses on purpose once, I told my my mom I was wearing my long johns when I really wasn’t. I was badass!
As much as I wanted to be a rebel, I always had this nagging thing called common sense. I knew there had to be a limit to how far I could push the powers that be. For example, cursing out the teacher might make me look cool for a minute with my peers, but was it worth being suspended and getting my ass whooped at home? Uhhh nah, I’m all set. I’ll stick to cursing the teacher out in my head like I usually do.
I say all of this to make this point. I understand the allure of wanting to be a rebel. You want to stand out. You want your voice to be heard. You want to be cool. I get it. I really do. Just know that there is a fine line between being a rebel and being a douche.
A good example of the contrast between rebels and douchebags are people who give 0 eprops. Giving 0 eprops is a very deliberate action. It has to be premeditated (kinda like murder). You don’t just give 0 eprops by accident. It takes a concerted effort. You have to break from your normal routine of simply clicking submit. You have to take extra time to find the 0 eprop option, click in the circle, and then click submit. It’s pretty time consuming. I have only given 0 eprops as a joke. This is because to me, thats what 0 eprops is; A JOKE! Like someone is really gonna bat an eye at the 2 credits they just missed out on? Come on!
Receiving 0 eprops always cracks me up. I had a recent entry where I received nearly 200 eprops and 55 recs, yet one “rebel” felt it necessary to give me 0 eprops. As I looked down the list of people who left eprops on my page (look to the right of this), I couldn’t help but laugh at how stupid this person looked. Way to make a statement buddy! You really taught me a lesson with that one. Haha. Douche!
I’ll leave you with a Public Service Announcement from James Dean…