It's horrifically prevalent on social media, but online judging and fanatical bullshit calling is a huge online social problem. I can't help but feel the root is a nagging self-pity that forces some to tear others down. Something along the lines of 'I could have that if this or that didn't happen to me - it isn't fair to me that they have it and I don't - they don't deserve it!'.
Bringing another person down provides a quick fix to that pain, but it doesn't cure it. If anything, it only encourages that self-pity to seep into their thoughts and behavior further. And while it won't kill you, it will kill your ambition, and living your life as a shell of your former hopes and dreams is walking through a godless hell of your own creation every day.
The best cure for self-pity? Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
It's not easy.
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