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The Rise of Depressing Meme Culture 

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Cambridge Dictionary definition of ‘meme’.  Noun   SPECIALISED BIOLOGY: a cultural feature or a type of behaviour that is passed from one generation to another, without the influence of genes  SPECIALISED INTERNET AND TELECOMS: an idea, image, video that is spread very quickly on the internet.  There is an art to tagging friends in memes on Facebook. First, find the perfect meme. Second, make the connection to the friend who’d appreciate it. Third, be timely because no one wants to be tagged in a meme they saw yesterday.   It has almost become a cultural custom these days to tag and be
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Extreme Idiots

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  I read The Age’s headline and I can’t resist. I skim through the article, revelling in the details of the clash, wishing that I could have been there to see what had transpired.    I see a link to a video. There is a huge crowd in front of Parliament House in the Melbourne CBD. Police stand in a line to separate the two groups. One side, the United Patriots Front (UPF), stand with their faces covered with bandanas brandishing the Australian flag. They sport custom made hooded jumpers with their logo on the back, a uniform of hate and
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Endurance: My Story of Being an Outsider

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Trigger Warning: Contains Discussion of Suicidal Thoughts. Being different from those around you is something that many people feel. When I was younger I used to have thoughts that I was taught to think were wrong. I spent a lot of time in my own mind trying to figure out who I was and what I wanted. I kept my emotions locked inside a jar which sat in the pit of my stomach, glowing a faint orange colour in the darkness. I was afraid of what might happen if I were to open the jar. At times, I would be
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