Of course it's all nonsense. Such conspiracies really only play out in our imagination.
Every occurrence we perceive as happening to us has meaning only within a context.
Life is more fun when we mess with the context. Children have an admirable sense of the ludicrous. The more evolved our sense of intelligence and self importance the less emotionally equipped we become to deal with odd situations.
Adults fly into barely controllable fits of rage at the merest hint of insult or rebuke. The outcome of such self inflicted stress, is ultimate misery. In a context where the opinions of others matter little to us, the clouds part and insight into how unimportant such trivialities are compared to loss of health, friendships, lovers, and JOY!
Try being foolish, ridiculous, ludicrous for a few minutes a day, or at least viewing your world through these lens and feel the stress evaporate!