TotalBiscuit Is Leaving Social Media

John Bain

 

John Bain, the video game YouTuber best known as TotalBiscuit, is leaving social media behind and with plenty of good reason.

Bain, whose “WTF is…?” gaming videos have earned him a solid reputation in the gaming community, first revealed his battle with cancer in 2014.

The YouTuber says he’s fed up with the drama, and that he’ll likely live longer if he simply avoids it. In a statement on SoundCloud, Bain laid out his reasons for leaving. First among them is that he only has so long to live, and he doesn’t want to spend that time obsessing over criticism of himself on Twitter and reddit.

“I accept it,” Bain says in the recording. “I can’t take criticism. I’m dying of terminal cancer. I don’t think I need to read your Internet criticism of me. I think I’ll live longer if I don’t. And you know what? That should be the priority. I don’t want to leave my wife and son behind. I don’t want to do it. I don’t want to leave my friends behind. I don’t want to leave my job behind. I don’t want to leave my pets behind. I don’t want to leave my family behind. No. If that’s the price—that I don’t read your feedback? Or I don’t take your criticism into account? I’m going to pay that price. I will happily pay that price.”

In a separate post prior to leaving social media, Bain wrote: ”I wish social media had never been invented, it might be the worst thing to have happened to discourse in human history.”

There’s nothing really here to analyze or critique, and no point in doing so. Totalbiscuit is doing what he needs to do, and his reasons are his own and perfectly understandable and justified. It’s terribly sad to see him go through this struggle. Why face internet drama and terminal cancer all at once? What’s the point? There’s never a shortage of internet drama, but time spent with the ones we love is always limited, and precious. And besides, the work that matters is still being done.

Read The Full Article Here – http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2016/01/25/totalbiscuit-is-leaving-social-media/#11d95d5133f3

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