By their design, we are encouraged to only react to memes on surface level. We see them, we process what they’re saying, we maybe laugh, and then we move on. When we want to look at as many of them as possible, this makes sense as an approach. However, perhaps as we skim over these hundreds or thousands of memes, we’re actually missing the message. Maybe we should treat each meme we come across as a precious artefact, one that deserves our time and analysis. You never know, we might find some fascinating deeper meaning in there. Sure, most memes aren’t really meant to be treated that way, and aren’t that deep. Still, if you want to waste even more of your precious time, this is a great way to do it. Take it from us, the analysis of memes can be a very time-consuming process. It’s also pretty fun, though.