Over the past year I’ve noticed a trend of people adapting this sociopathic persona. I say persona because I’m unsure whether or not it’s who these people really are. Either way, it fucking sucks. Whether it’s the guy from those AT&T commercials who talks to children like he hasn’t felt an emotion in decades or Anthony Jeselnik’s dead eyes staring into a camera as he tells a predictably cruel joke about a recent tragedy in a monotone voice that makes my soul cringe, I need to know when it became cool to be (or pretend to be) a sociopath. At some point America decided that showing vulnerability and possessing empathy makes you weak and that couldn’t be further from the truth. I logged into Facebook upon hearing about Paul Walker’s death and the first few statuses were Fast And Furious puns with hundreds of “likes” from people who enjoy laughing about the death of a person who literally did nothing to them. It’s almost as if they don’t know that when a celebrity dies you can just continue living your life without commenting on it. It’s gotten to the point where taking pride in being a broken spirit with no morality isn’t even shocking or intriguing anymore. What I’m saying is that I’m terrified of what humanity is going to become if we keep glamorizing this “I lack a conscious” thing people are doing these days.