Oh F my Life, what would I do with my day if I didn’t have you to distract me from work? I can’t imagine the number of darkly comedic hours I have spent on the site, gleaning through the painful snafus of America’s population. It’s actually a quite novel idea: an internet forum solely devoted to the shit that happens in our lives. The all too common errors and horribly ironic incidents that plague modern society. Some call it a practice of social sadism – place for some to take pleasure in the pain of others (and how?) However, others seem this form of cyber-schadenfreude as really an exercise in massive-scale community camaraderie. It’s a place we can go to see that everyone has it bad, or at least you don’t have it as bad as others. We all make mistakes. Terrible accidents, embarrassing situations, and too many drunk exploits – they happen to everyone (present company excluded). Yet, besides from the gleeful giggles and embarrassing posts that fill the pages of FML, there might be something to actually learn from the site. Well…. not exactly learn, but there’s certainly a whole bunch of messages.
You are Bad Parents
How many times have I logged on to FML to see another sob story about someone being neglected by their parents? I’ve seen the worst of it: judgmental parents telling their kids they’re fat, ugly, stupid, or a waste of money; parents who refuse to financially support not only adult children but minors; parents who steal money from their more successful kids; the list goes on and on. If there’s one thing people can learn from FML, it is to NOT be these parents. Parents of the world, the internet is not showing you in a good light. So for the love of god, don’t sell your kid’s car to pay for your manicure; don’t run around naked in your home when you think the kids is away; and stop talking about your sex life! Which brings me to my next point. Continue Reading