How Not To Be An Arsehole: An Introduction

We’re all arseholes.

Yup, even you.

That’s the curse of living in the modern day western world, I’m afraid. Perhaps it’s even the curse of being a human being. With great sentience comes horrible, soul-destroying responsibility.

Unfortunately things have worked out in such a way that most things we do are linked to something horrible. Even innocently being alive in a certain area of the country makes you a statistic, which leads to influencing particular decisions being made that could go against any normal person’s ethical views.

We can’t escape being arseholes, but we can stop being total arseholes. Everyone could stand to do something minuscule each day to make them slightly less awful, whether that be to spend money in a certain way, spend time in a certain way or even think in a certain way. These changes don’t have to have a major impact on your life and they could even help to improve it (not that I think you should need an incentive to be less of an arsehole).

Doing nice things doesn’t mean you have to become dull or pathetic either. It just means you’re decreasing your already enormous prick levels.

As a little intro into this new feature, here are five quick (and very basic) tips on how not to be that ginormous a-hole everyone knows you are:

  1. Imagine you gave your parent, grandparent, child, or some stranger your Twitter or Facebook feed to peruse. Please click here to find out why.
  2. Turn the tap off when you don’t need it. I don’t see why you don’t do that already.
  3. Google things you don’t know.
  4. Donate more time and less money.
  5. Read YouTube comments.

Good luck on your quest. You’ve got a hell of a long way to go.

Emily created Dystopic in July 2012 after requiring an outlet for her love of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction. She is currently working on her debut novel ‘These Unnatural Men’ to be published in 2017.

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