Fri-Fri-Friday Anti Memes

Welcome to my smartass series, Anti-Meme Fridays.

In a fruitless effort to spread my loathing of motivational memes, every Friday I’ll be posting some new meme-hate.

I’ll post two memes every week. The first one, I’ll put up an actual meme I pulled from Facebook or Twitter, and I’ll deconstruct its logic in the most sarcastic way possible. For the second one, I’ll post something anti-motivational and/or funny. Because…really…that’s all a good meme should aspire to be.

Enjoy! Oh, and please be assured this is all in good fun. I’m doing this to combat the stress of writing extremely dark fiction all day long.


Meme 1 (Bad)


First of all, just shut up. No, not you. This meme and all other memes like it.

While not a horrible sentiment by itself, can we agree there are wayyyyy too many of these clogging the internet? The whole here’s-some-life-advice-for-everyone-on-Facebook is overdone and tiresome. Has anyone actually read one of these and said to themselves, “You know what? Until now I’ve lived my life as a frail victim. But now that I’ve read this meme, I’m changing for the better!”

The answer is no.

Also, the text is too long. I pretty much fell asleep after ‘When.’



Meme 2 (Not quite as bad)


I just really want to know what game or TV show is playing in the background.

Hi-five if you know what it is.

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That’s all, folks.

Past Anti-Meme Fridays are here.

Join me in destroying motivational memes worldwide.

J Edward Neill

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