Misanthropy is a bad habit, but it’s easy to maintain when you realize that people are the worst. Billions of us are so irrevocably messed up that we can’t help but spend most of our time making the world a slightly worse place. The internet age has only made this more apparent, with all of us idiots given ample opportunity to embarrass ourselves time and again. You might think we would know better at this point, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. As it stands, cringe is an epidemic that we will probably never get rid of. At least we can use it as an example of what not to do, although though it is questionable whether we will follow our own advice. So the wheel of cringeworthy content keeps on turning, and we keep on cringing. There is probably a life lesson in that somewhere, if you look hard enough.