Things that puzzle me

This has been happening with increasing frequency:

  1. Celebrity reveals something personal.
  2. I read it, I shrug. Why are you telling me?
  3. The internet erupts with opinions, for and against.
  4. People write angry and/or condescending essays, claiming to know what I think about the celebrity and explaining why I’m stupid / homophobic / sexist / just plain evil to think that way.
  5. The flamewar roils on for weeks, until the next celebrity announcement.

Interest in strangers’ personal lives is unhealthy, and no good will come of it.