In today’s Rushed World one is at-risk of facing public outrage for not coming to a conclusion in less than 30 seconds. This shame society skips the over the idea of due process while taking their aim of criticism towards any individual who has the nerve to use their actual brain. The need to be FIRST and RIGHT overshadow the responsibility to be correct.


The I need to be the first group disguise themselves as sympathizers to a cause by pretending to feel compassion for a public story or incident when in reality they have the mentally of an elementary school kid who tries to finish drinking their juice box before everyone else. These type folk read only the headline and not the story because of fear of a missed opportunity to brag about being first. The moral high ground this group stands on is to purposely humiliate those who may choose patience over bravado.


The I need to be right group are skeptics who are quick to campaign their disbelief out loud like a black college drumline. These social media Sherlocks are naturally born contrarians who are in constant prowl for the opportunity to tell the world in 100 plus characters or more how right they were as if it is a reflection of their ignored genius. These I be knowin types need no useless facts to prove their worth, only the desire to stand opposite of public opinion no matter what details may come to light. In their rushed world the joy of being right is a promised glory that will allow them to sit on top of the mountains and look down at the rest of the peasants with a smile.


In the early case of the Jussie Smollett incident, there were people who pushed past their sympathy to instantly crown him as a hero while the opposition cried “foul” by quickly believing the staged story defense of two Doublemint twin muscle milk brothers. Both sides rushed to their crate platforms all while ignoring that the Chicago police dept can really solve crimes pretty fast despite their history of public drive-by shootings and R.Kelly’s 30-year pied piper activities. Developing an opinion based on facts should not ridicule and treated the same as an act of silence. Balance is key, there should always be a healthy practice to hear a story with empathy while forming a conclusion with objectivity without risking the chance of becoming an immediate idiot.

J Hall