Friday, March 17, 2017


     Over the years, you've probably seen a lot of people talk about the various types of addictions.
Drugs, caffeine, alcohol, pornography, etc.
Either way, it falls under the same definition.

But there is a new hot addiction that I have begun noticing over the last few years.
It's called Negativity.
People are becoming addicted to being negative and hateful. Don't believe me?
I'm not surprised because few have even noticed.
I'll give you some examples.

-A YouTube channel (which I won't be naming) that specifies in negative views of movies currently sits at 6 Million Subscribers. 
Yet, a YouTube channel that specifies in positive views of movies currently sits at 344 Thousand Subscribers. Both share almost the same name. 

-Hollywood announces a new film. From the first trailer, people have already decided to boycott it without knowing anything about the film. 

-The word "Remake" is said about a film and the world instantly hates it due to past reputations. 

-When a dark and gritty film is successful, producers and fans alike jump on it and start declaring all films should be made in the same way.

But don't think this is just about film and entertainment, it goes deeper than that.

-I've seen people in public being nice and polite be completely ignored for the loudmouth spreading hate and watching people gather around to see what the fuss was about. Because they are drawn to it.  

-You can write something very positive and happy on a social media platform, and get hardly any support. But if you write something negative and spiteful, people flock in droves to your post. 

-Quite possibly the best example of all would be the current President of the United States, Donald Trump. 
That man filled his presidential running's with hate (which he continues to do to this day) and got elected to run a country. 
As I said, it's an addiction. 

Even the fact that I titled this "NEGATIVITY" will in all likelihood garner more hits and attention than any other posts I've written before.
That's sad really. It's sad that we as humanity have fallen so far that we have started to embrace cynicism and hate.
I'm sure there will be several hate-filled comments, and several snarky remarks to follow this. But this is something I have been wanting to say and get off my chest for a long time now.

I'm not saying we all have to stop being negative all the time.
But SOME of the time would be a step in the right direction, and not letting it control our lives.

"You can't live a positive life, with a negative mind" - Unknown

Written By:
Matt Hollands