It seems, the same phenomenon is happening in US too. It is really sad for me to be honest, because I didn't think it was a global issue...
I think you know I went through the furry community's corruption in Japan. And that's why I'm here. I couldn't be a part of that Japanese community. I couldn't sell myself for getting notability.
I'm not sure if it is the 'side effect' of capitalist economy. But I can see the big common point between those two.
Those who already has big money can make more money, but it's not easy to start from a really poor situation. Likewise, the same is happening on the notability on SNS. Those who already well known can expand their influence pretty easily. And they can convert their influence to economical benefit relatively easily too. But if someone new wants to start some projects from nothing, rather people throw a stone. Perhaps for disturbing someone new's growing of influence. People are sticking too much for protecting their vested rights.
I already decided to not to mind about the number of my followers or favs on DA or somewhere. But I have had minded about it for a long whole when I was younger.
I noticed the 'desire for recognition from others' is really toxic for me. When it came out of my control, anytime I did something bad. So I'm trying my best to control it. I can't kill it off completely, but at least I can reduce it. And as long as it is under my control, maybe I don't make some big mistakes.
I think, those who cannot do that self-control are causing some issues. Maybe regardless of what nation or culture they're based on. But... it is really sad if those who cannot is the majority, and ganging up to justify their inability...
(2020-06-20 16:13)LycanTheory Wrote: When we allow weakness to fester, it spreads like a cancer and it erodes us in mind, in character and in our relationships with others. We should never aim to be a society that casts off our own personal weaknesses in the form of burden to others, for doing such just drags everyone down, makes everyone crippled. Instead, we should always seek to raise up the weak, to push them and guide them to become strong and help them find the sense of pride, confidence and accomplishment that they deserve.
I still remember you said this. We all should make our effort and gather our might for only a constructive way, to overcome the problem. Not for passing the burden to the others, not for letting the problem left unsolved, not even for destroying someone else's effort due to one's personal envy.
I know it's battle. But it not for winning, nor for beating someone down. It is for not losing, not surrender, not be beaten down. It is for surviving. It is for protecting our dignity. It is for being just a way we are.
Of course I join this battle, even if it's an endless one. We must resist against this corruption. My blades are for that.
As usual, I'm here for you, Lycan. To fight with you back to back to protect each other.
To survive together, to be happy together. Our struggle is anytime for that.