If there's one thing we need more of, it's love. People should love to love things, from movies to people to ideas to food — it is good when people love things. But sometimes, certain people love something so much or feel like they had to sacrifice to love something and decide that other people do not get to love that thing.
Maybe they were fans of a sports team before that team got good. Maybe they've watched a director's entire filmography before their most recent movie blew up at the box office. Maybe they're angry people from Philadelphia and can't believe tourists would dare have an opinion on cheesecake. Whatever the reason, these people see themselves as the gate-keepers to love; the guards at the palace of being a fan; the last line of defense between the unwashed masses and a new passion.
And sometimes, these gatekeepers even make people feel bad for not feeling bad enough. They love to make it clear that until you've suffered as much as they have, you haven't suffered. Who gatekeeps sadness? Check out some of these people who are so angry that they go around telling people why their experiences are not valid.