Rage: Understanding Human Behavior in Today's World

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Working on the internet, I realize how stressed human beings are, lacking intelligence and their own opinion. Over time I follow not only fights in the Brazilian community in Japan, but in any area such as youtubers, game fans, not to mention the political discussions on social networks without any relevance. I think we all know that we live in the era of mimimi.

I'm a person who can't resist and I keep wasting time arguing in gaming website reviews with haters who criticize the Nintendo console for lack of hardware power or colorful games. I'm used to meaningless comments, insistence on being right, and a illogical misinterpretation of my comments.

Today I witnessed a different event, which despite being something common, made me think about some things to the point of writing this article. In social networks I saw two facebook pages fighting, the ONLY in JAPAN and the Elisa in Japan. I don't want to focus on these people, but they reminded me of a very common scenario that I want to discuss.

The power of manipulation

People who have a certain fame on the internet have the power to control people. As a fan of some youtube channels, I have already made decisions influenced by the people I admire. Today, in less than 24 hours, a terrible phenomenon has happened, the result of the attitude of these famous people who do things without thinking.

The ONLY in JAPAN posted a critique of the content that goes viral and is successful on the internet. THE Elisa in Japan ended up thinking that this post was an indirect for her, and created a text on her page venting about it. The fans following the hate went to the country's page from Japan and let out an attack of rage, cursed and commented saying that the content was rubbish, just because Elisa said it.

Rage - what is happening to the human being?

I don't blame Elisa for what happened. If I thought that text was for me, I would also get angry and end up taking a similar attitude. But this fan reaction and the reach of the publication only shows the generation of people we are living. Caipira is right to say that what generates the most views are controversial issues, fights or articles that spread hate.

Something similar has already happened with Kefera who made a video saying that she was humiliated by a taxi driver, the worst thing is that she still identified the guy and ended up being sued for it. Several youtubers use their power, most of the time unintentionally or without thinking. This results in a bunch of herd fans attacking or doing bad things to the person.

the herd effect

People react to impulse without even thinking about what they are doing. The internet is a huge source of knowledge, but it seems like every year people are getting dumber and dumber. It's very embarrassing for someone to leave on someone else's page cursing, no matter the reason. People are being easily manipulated and following the herd effect, that's what I want to highlight in this text!

What is the herd effect? These are situations where individuals in a group all react in the same way, at the same time, without any planned direction or relevant objective. This happens not just with socialite followers or youtubers, but in all areas of life.

I know the herd effect mostly in marketing, because I notice that content creators are doing the same thing to sell their courses. They use the same approach without trying to be different. The same thing happened on youtube, it was just someone making a viral video that thousands more copy, without ever trying to innovate.

Even in Brazilian cuisine I notice the herd effect. There are thousands of Japanese dishes or cuisines from other countries, but people always open restaurants of the same thing, sushi, yakisoba, xtudo or pizza. Innovation, ideas and own thoughts in Brazil are dead. While in Japan we have a capitalist industry focused on inventing new things, in Brazil we have an industry prepared to copy successful ideas.

Rage - what is happening to the human being?

Internet cancer content

The Redneck in Japan cited the case of Day McCarthy who attacked Bruno Gagliasso's daughter in a racist way. As he quoted, the girl quickly got 50k followers in one day. In addition, several fake Day McCarthy pages and profiles were created by other people to take advantage of the moment and gain followers.

It just goes to show how stupid humanity is to the point of worshiping other people and following everyone's good and bad footsteps. It's okay to admire other people's work or content. I am very happy when I see an increase in visits to my site or a constant number of comments. It's just that people are crossing the line to the point of idolizing other famous people.

The worst thing is not even following these people, but the content that is successful on the internet today. People just like shit, that's the truth! Knowledge, information and content that will bring education, honesty and benefits to our nation are of absolutely no interest to society. I love anime, but as I strive to write articles about Japan, I realize that the Otaku audience is 100X larger than the community of people who admire Japan and its culture.

On YouTube the same thing is happening. I know friends like Wilson da Colônia against attacks that take months to make a well-edited video, stopped at 400,000 subscribers, while others who make videos without any editing or preparation receive millions of subscribers.

Rage - what is happening to the human being?

People's lack of intelligence

The problem is not in the content that people watch, but in the lack of proper thinking and reasoning on the subject. We are living in a tidal wave where all ages are using apps like whatsapp and social networks like facebook. Even so, with google in hand, thousands of people share fake news every day just because they read a sensational headline and believed it.

People don't look for sources, they share everything that seems controversial and sensationalist. The result of this is less and less quality content and more fake and poorly worked content, made just to generate visits and earnings. I've even noticed far greater reach and share on non-content-intelligent articles that I write than those articles I spend all day researching to make.

Try harder! Think before you act! If you find it offensive for me to call people stupid, or say that they are being manipulated and influenced. The answer is simple: Don't be those people! I was once a person who acted on impulse! I already spread hate! Most of the time, all problems happen because of lack of patience and reasoning!

Many say that violent movies and games, adult content and friendships don't influence people. So how are most of them being influenced by simple text comments on social media? Yes, the problem is not in the content they watch, but in the person themselves! I really don't understand what happened to the human being.

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