Bullies, vipers, haters, tattlers, whiners, passive-aggressives, and many more. Why is it that some adults find it close to impossible to grow up? Now I'm all about maintaining your inner child, holding on to your sense of wonder, and retaining (and enhancing) your ability to play. That's not what I'm referring to here.
I'm talking about people calling each other names because they are online and no one can reach over and give them a good dope slap. I'm talking about people who, faced with a dispute with another person, choose to "go to war" in public, rather than trying to either work things out privately or simply quitting the fight. I'm talking about people who are so insecure in their beliefs and values, that instead of making their case with facts, logic, or honest emotional response, choose instead to vilify their opposition with all the maturity of a two-year-old in need of a nap.
Somebody needs to do a study to find out what's going wrong here. Any masters or PhD candidates out there want to take this on? What's with these people? Can we figure out how to stop producing people like this? I'm tired of them.