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:
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 ...
... 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.
Of course, this being Twitter, legitimate upset over the naiveté of the original list has been coupled with an equal volume of absurdist humor ...
... and that social media staple: pet references.
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.
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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