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SPAM! You’re welcome.

Though very destructive, spam has a very important role in the ecosystem that is the internet.

Without spam we wouldn’t have evolved the natural resistances to being scammed and manipulated out of money or other valuables. Consider this. Your bank contacts you and urgently requires you to send them your current location of residence in order to validate if your account has been tampered with or not.

Naturally you may think: “This doesn’t sound right. Perhaps I’ve been spammed with a hit and miss e-mail with the template of my bank.”

But if you hadn’t had the frequent battering of spam for your entire internet roaming life, you wouldn’t be prepared.

Much like vaccination shots you hurt yourself a little to help yourself a lot.

Thanks Spam. For preparing me for the wilderness that is the internet.

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~Gaian Helmers

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