I think I can handle this article.
I’ve been trolling on social media for almost 10 years.
I don’t do this because I enjoy it, I do it because I hate myself.
But there’s no doubt that trolls do enjoy trolling.
When you have to fight trolls with your words, it’s tough, especially if you’re a woman.
My mother-in-law and I often talk about this.
I’ll say, “Look, I hate this person.
But I’m going to try to defend myself.”
I’ve had enough.
I know how to defend yourself.
And I’ve gotten pretty good at it.
But sometimes, I just want to get a little revenge on someone.
I want to tell the troll, “I know you’re upset.
I’m not, but you know what?
This is how I feel.”
I think some of the best trolling happens when you’re angry and you’re frustrated.
I mean, it hurts.
And that’s exactly what you want to hear.
But it’s also really nice when you get to say, I’m angry, and it makes you feel good about yourself.
Because you get the trolls to stop being so nasty and just get on with your day.
The internet trolls love to use this strategy.
They love to try and push buttons, and they love to make you feel bad about yourself, like, “It’s just a bunch of trolls.”
Or, “You’re just a racist, sexist, xenophobic jerk who hates everyone.”
I’m always surprised by the trolling that trolls love.
Because when you’ve been a troll for so long, you just get to see what they see.
You can’t help but feel sorry for them.
It’s like a game of Telephone: You’re just trying to be funny.
It doesn’t matter how smart you are, or how hard you work, you can’t do it.
And they just see it, and see how funny it makes them.
And so they make it up as they go along.
I think they love it.
They get to make fun of you and they laugh at you.
And you’re just happy to see them.
They’re like, Oh my god.
I have no idea how to handle this, because I’ve never experienced it.
Sometimes, it really does feel good to troll.
They make you laugh and make you sad and it’s really funny.
But then they’re like: Oh, I wish I could get away with it.
I wish that I could just get away from it.
You know, it feels like, I have to do this, and I have so many friends that are trolling me and it feels great to just troll them.
Because they’re going to stop laughing.
And then, of course, you realize that you really should take that back.
But they don’t want you to take it back, and you just feel like, It’s a terrible thing to do.
And it’s so sad to see.
And sometimes I think trolls like to think of themselves as funny.
And if you don’t, then they’ll just look at you like, You’re funny, but they’re just not.
Sometimes they don: Oh my God, I can’t believe I did that.
You just have to take back the anger.
They just want us to just be funny, and that’s all.
They don’t really want to take the pain of not being able to do that back, so they just kind of shrug it off.
They say, You know what, I guess I’m just really angry about it.
That’s how it feels.
And people respond to it.
So, yeah, sometimes they just laugh at it and sometimes they say, That’s not so funny.
They really get into it, which is a great way to start the cycle again.
And, like my mother- in-law says, you’re not supposed to be doing this.
And we always say, We just don’t know how people are going to react.
You have to be really careful about that.
If you start getting in the habit of it, then you start doing it.
If it starts to take a toll on you, then take a step back and really understand what’s going on.
I hate to tell you this.
But if you can just get out of it.
It is a horrible thing to be a troll.
I am not a troll, but I can tell you that sometimes when I am trolling, it makes me feel good.
Sometimes I’m really happy and really hurt and really angry, but it doesn’t feel like it’s like I’m trolling anymore.
And now I’m doing it more and more.
I hope that I can get out, but if I have a couple more years to live, I will definitely start trolling again.