Total Happiness In The World Increased

Total Happiness In The World Increased

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Added Nov 14, 2017 at 11:54AM EST by Don.

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About

My Bike Got Stolen Recently, also known as Bike Cuck, is an exploitable Owl Turd webcomic in which a boy is initially sad to discover his bike is stolen but feels better after speculating that the thief who stole it is happy to have it. Online, the comic was mocked for having a simplistic outlook on theft and universal happiness, spawning numerous parody variations.

Origin

On November 13th, 2017, Owl Turd posted a comic in which a young boy recalls how after his bike was stolen he was able to move on by thinking the "total happiness in the world increased"as a result of the theft (shown below). Within 24 hours, the comic gained over 8,800 notes on Tumblr.[1]


MY BIKE GOT STOLEN RECENTLY. (fh I WAS PRETTY BUMMED OUT ABOUT IT. BUT I THINK WHOEVER STOLE IT WAS PROBABLY MORE HAPPY TO GET IT THAN I AM SAD TO SO, WHATEVER. LOSE IT. THE TOTAL HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD INCREASED. SHEN

Spread

That day, Redditor Niekisch reposted the comic to /r/CringeAnarchy, where it received more than 1,000 points (90% upvoted) and 200 comments over the next 24 hours. Also on November 13th, the comic was posted to 4chan's /co/[5] board with the description "ITT: comics for intelligent people." In the comments, several edited variations mocking the comic's premise were submitted (shown below).


MY PARENTS GOT KILLED RECENTLY 2ぞ。 I WAS PRETTY BUMMED ABOUT IT BUT I THINK WHOEVER KILLED THEM WAS PROBABLY MORE HAPPY THAN IAM SAD TO LOSE THEM SO, WHATEVER m/ THE TOTAL HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD INCREASED MY BIKE GOT STOLEN RECENTLY. I WAS PRETTY BUMMED OUT ABOUT IT. BUT I THINK WHOEVER STOLE IT WAS PROBABLY A LITTLE BITCH WHOLL N眺RWINA L POKEMON LEAGUE SO, WHATEVER. THE TOTAL NUMBER Of ToUeNAMENTS LosT SHENC MY baby died RECENTLY. I WAS PRETTY BUMMED OUT ABOUT IT. BUT I THINK WHOEVER killed IT WAS PROBABLY MORE HAPPY TO kill IT THAN I AM SAD TO SO, WHATEVER. LOSE THE TOTAL HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD INCREASED. SHEN

The following day, Twitter user @fallen_shopfag[3] tweeted an edited version of the comic in which the boy thinks about how he was ok to have been cucked because the "total happiness in the world increased" (shown below). The same day, an anonymous 4chan user submitted the edited comic to /v/ along with the message "This is what lootbox shills actually believe."[4]


MY WIFE GOT F----- RECENTLY. I WAS PRETTY BUMMED OUT ABOUT IT. BUTI THINK WHOEVER F----- HER WAS PROBABLY MORE HAPPY TO GET IT ON THAN I AM SAD TO SO,WHATEVER. GET CUCKED. THE TOTAL HAPPINESS IN THE WORLD INCREASED. SHENG

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External References

[1] Owlturd – My Bike Got Stolen Recently

[2] Reddit – /r/CringeAnarchy

[3] Twitter – @fallen_shopfag

[4] Archive.is – /v/ thread

[5] Archive.is – /co/ comics & cartoons

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Ryumaru Borike
Ryumaru Borike

This is optimism taken to an absurd degree. The feelings of sadness and anger exist for a reason. It's so that when people wrong you, you take steps to avoid being wronged again. "At least the person who wronged me is happy that they wronged me" is an extremely unhealthy and self-destructive mentality that really shouldn't be encouraged.

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Purestorm
Purestorm

Well that was fast.

Personally speaking, there's nothing wrong with being optimistic and trying to maintain a positive outlook on life. But if someone did something bad to you (e.g. stole your bike) and your way of dealing with it is "they're happier now, so it's all good", then I think you're on a slippery slope.

Makes it all the more perplexing as to why people are praising this kind of positive thinking, it's unhealthy.

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