I have no idea what the balls people are saying on the internet. There is an entire parlance, vocabulary, and set of jokes that I am just not privy to. I’ll watch a video sometimes and get curious about the comments, but when I read some of them not only can I not always understand what is being said, but I cannot for the life of me even fathom where this weird crap comes from.
I had a buddy who bought into ‘internet culture’ when it was new, and I see what it has done to him. Now he completely exists online, communicating almost exclusively in weird shorthand and using these strange inside jokes as if I too am in on it. The internet has sanded down his brain and blanded up his personality.
Maybe that’s why you can’t talk to people. They’ve spent so long now communicating exclusively online and with these weird, ever-shifting vocabularies, and now they have no idea what the building blocks of conversation are.
What a great time to be antisocial.