Trending Review: #IGetRealMadWhen

By Ben Spielberg

I never thought I would see the day when Twitter became a large, multinational group therapy session. However, it may not necessarily be a bad thing—after all, isn’t rehab, stripped to its bare essentials, just 24/7 group therapy? #IGetRealMadWhen is a tag looking to change the dynamics of social relationships, adding an emotional component to an otherwise self-involved and shallow process.

@iamkingkendrick just wants to be appreciated. Me too; can’t we all relate to that? @herena wants to cease animal abuse once and for all! @Axe sees the trending hashtag as an immediate opening to promote their products, explaining their anger towards unwanted perspiration. And I’m sure we can all relate to @panCAYkes_, who feels rage towards bullies of all kinds.

Do the risks outweigh the benefits?


  • The satisfaction of venting is huge. After tweeting your anger, the next logical step is to hug the closest person next to you, resulting in…
  • World Peace, duh.


  • If people are unanimously mad at the same thing, there is a potential for a disastrous domino effect on Twitter. Does Twitter have the capacity to re-tweet ad infinitum all day long? Furthermore, I doubt this is a tag we want to see in our feeds all day long.
  • Some people may not be ready for psychotherapy on a global scale. When one opens up their unconscious, they may not be ready for the years of high school tormenting they have successfully suppressed for so long.
  • People may learn incorrect usage of grammar. Clearly, only adverbs can modify verbs/adjectives, transforming what’s trending from the improper #IGetRealMadWhen to the grammatically correct #IGetReallyMadWhen. With our education system losing money every second, we must think about the children.

Hopefully, #IGetRealMadWhen should help us grow as a community, opening us up for opportunities to exercise empathy on a daily basis. If we can get past the risks, they benefits may be enormous.

About Beit T'Shuvah

Beit T’Shuvah is a residential addiction treatment center, congregation, and an educational institute where life is celebrated and every soul matters.
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