Words to Kill By

Memes amuse me sometimes. The quote “I didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose me” was coined by rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996, the same year as his death. But the term didn’t really enter the popular vernacular until 2012 and the Reddit era, when the term started to be applied to extremely nerdy individuals, often – but not universally – people posing in “gangsta” outfits or flashing gang signs.

But there’s certainly an ironic or event meta element to computer users and Redditers mocking awkward individuals for not being particularly hard. To say nothing of using a quote on ganster life spoken by an educated multi-millionaire theater & movie actor noted for his love of Shakespeare.