Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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In Third Place, behind porn and cat photos, being a self-centered jerk is the entire point of the internet.
Paradoxically, vanity is good exercise. It's hard to keep up delusions, so intertubes might force oneself toward deeper introspection. Someone creating a bogus life of luxury online might realize that the feeling it creates in themselves (and others) isn't worth the trouble.
The Deformation StupidHighway might gift you with an early exit from the world of illusion. Hooray for intertubes!
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