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Twitter typically fights among itself, users dunking on users dunking on users in an ouroboros of social-media frustration and anger. Sometimes this is justified; sometimes it isn’t. But one thing always remains true within its never-ending, tersely worded battlefield: the only way to unite Twitter—to accomplish a temporary ceasefire—is to find a tweet that pretty much everyone agrees sucks enough ass to mock unanimously.

Here, for at least a few more days, is that tweet:

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While the list itself is just a bit of forgettable self-help fluff, the innate idealism behind its creator’s belief in meritocratic systems came together with his occupation as a cryptocurrency expert to effectively chum the Twitter waters.

The replies and quoted retweets started off with obvious observations ...

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... but quickly moved to the heart of the issue at hand, which is that there are, y’know, a whole lot of factors that go into success outside of pat advice centered on bootstrap-pulling and sticktoitiveness.

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Of course, this being Twitter, legitimate upset over the naiveté of the original list has been coupled with an equal volume of absurdist humor ...

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... and that social media staple: pet references.

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Among the torrent of criticisms and jokes that’s stitching together the cellular structure of this brand new meme, one sticks out as getting it just about as right as possible.

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Though American Psycho was written and filmed in a different era, Patrick Bateman strides across decades, uninjured and proud. His spirit endures, evolving beyond investment banking and into cryptocurrency and Silicon Valley success mantras.

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