We all get mad. At one point or the other, we reach our limits, then all hell breaks lose. And then, the world goes on-- at least that was the case before camera phones and the internet. Today the cyberworld paused as most activity on Facebook circled around a young lady who got mad at the train station.
The dawn of the internet has ushered in a new time wherein nothing is done in secret. A few clicks here and there, and instantly the world knows. In this new world of instant communication and rapid information sharing, it’s become so easy to judge and be judged.
Remember Christopher Lao? How about Carabuena? And now, the newest member of the group is dubbed as Ms. “AMALAYER”.
In no way am I defending their actions. I could argue that they were provoked, or that we do not know what happened entirely (which is true) but honestly, I just think that this mob mentality on Facebook has dragged on long enough, dragging down more and more, one angry outburst at a time.
We are not defined by one moment. I’m sure Atty. Lao has proved that to us after the persecution netizens had him go through.
If we need to react to something, there’s still that infuriating issue on plagiarism, the Cybercrime law, or the RH bill. All bigger issues compared to a girl screaming “aamalayer?” at the LRT station.
And, if you’ve already hit “share”, like I said, we are not defined by one momentary lapse in judgement.