“It’s not cool to be positive,” is quite true. Lest anyone think I’m pointing fingers, no, I’m not. I too am guilty of being a contrarian just to be a contrarian. Mostly because it can be fun rocking the boat and watching people freak out over inconsequential things, like movies. Case in point, I finally watched Avengers: Infinity War. I resisted for so long because everyone else was watching it, and I just couldn’t spare the craps to give it. But I found I enjoyed it, even if the entire universe was basically screwed over because one guy couldn’t wait for a second to punch Thanos. Damn you, Starlord. This is all your fault. Anyway, throwing down on the negative nancies is Kevin Hart, who has some great insight into this trend:
We all know someone who says something is stupid just to say it’s stupid. We’ve probably even been that person. I admit to it!
No, being a contrarian in and of itself isn’t a problem, if you know why you hold your contrarian opinion. If you had a legit reason for hating Titanic, for example, you’re not just a negative nancy to be a negative nancy. You have your reasons, and if you said “It was too long, the characters were shallow, the story too formulaic and predictable with the rich girl falling for the guy on the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ trope” you’d have a point. But to just say “Man, it was ass” just to tick people off, that’s kind of being a troll.
Taking a step back for a second and looking at the culture through a wider lens, many people use contrarianism in lieu of accomplishments or personality. Which I think is true for much of the new transgender movement, specifically those parents who insist their children are transgender. Those parents want to be “special” in the eyes of society. They want their children to be “special” in the eyes of society. So they think they’re doing something different to make themselves stand apart. When really, they’re simply following a cultural trend while engaging in wanton child abuse.
Also, negativity sells. Everything going right, being positive, doesn’t. We’ve tried it on this website, bringing people happy, positive, upbeat stories. No one clicks it. Which, in news, makes sense. No news outlet would write a story saying “Today, all planes made it safely to their destinations.” That’s not news. Something going wrong, however, is.
Like how Starlord’s inability to check his emotions wrecked an entire plan to save the whole universe. Or how a bunch of totally seemingly reasonable people were willing to engage in all-out war over the mental integrity of a robot. Great as his accent is, come on, people. Universe > Neat robot. This isn’t even hard. You’re telling me with all that tech, you couldn’t run a backup for Vision? Seriously? Plus the two people who couldn’t even stand their siblings, who they didn’t really get along with anyway, being tortured. Don’t hurt my sibling anymore, here have a rock so you can wipe us all out anyway. Thanks for playing, guys. We’re all doomed now.