All of us have said or done something that we regret. However, in this day and age, when access to the internet and social media is available at the tip of the finger, almost every word and picture is archived, thus making it hard for us to escape our past. No wonder there’s a saying that if something is once put on the internet, it’s out there forever. And while it has its pros with cataloging our greatest moments, the accumulation of data is a double-edged sword. Especially, when the information is available to other people. This ease-of-access made it incredibly effortless for the ‘purity culture’ to grow and fester, with people ‘pulling receipts’ at every corner of the internet. While the underlying message of this culture had positive tones to make people responsible for their words and actions, it quickly rolled towards the ‘witch hunt’ zone. Tom, from Houston, pointed out how problematic this ‘purity culture’ is and how it’s actually doing more bad than good, and people quickly chimed in with their own opinions. “The big thing is that a lot of people fail to understand that people can change, and a lot of people are really eager to drag others down and will use anything & everything they can to do so” Tom told Bored Panda. “They believe that being wrong is the same as being bad, and that being bad is a permanent state, so if they’re not bad then they can’t be wrong,” he added. Scroll down below to read what everyone had to say and tell us what’s your stance on this issue.

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Lately, it’s been very common to dig through a person’s past, especially social media, to find something problematic they’ve said or done

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However, one Tumblr user started a debate, saying that this “purity culture” is problematic itself and people joined in

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