I promise that this post will eventually end
7:00 AM | Author: Rambunctious WhipperSnapper
You know what people lack in this day and age? In fact, something that has been lacking since the dawn of time. Ever since Adam fell in love with Eve's brother, Evan.

A sense of humor.

I don't mean a sense of humor like the ability to crack funny jokes, but the ability to lighten up.

People take themselves way too seriously. The reason there is so much sadness everywhere we turn is because (a) People voluntarily remain sober and (b) Most people let others define who they are.

It's so easy to label someone. And when you do, that someone does his best to live up to that label. Consciously or subconsciously. For example, we somehow have come to the notion that pink is gay. Everything pink is now associated with being gay. Gay rights is called the pink revolution. Wtf, right? Why not magenta? Or coffee brown? Maybe not. Coffee brown sounds too straight.

People also let other people define what is right or wrong. There is this ideal person that everybody wants to be. Someone who by a conscious majority is deemed as an ideal citizen and a moral authority. Someone who always does the so called "right thing" and sacrifices his happiness for others. Personally, I would rather soak my nuts in boiling hot water than sacrifice my happiness for someone who is not me.

Some self-righteous morons have the tendency to define what standards certain people need to uphold to qualify for a particular label. Like if you don't like bollywood or cricket or don't speak your "mother" tongue, you ain't truly Indian. It's like saying that if you prefer to listen to Lupe Fiasco or enjoy a pizza more than you enjoy *insert name of Indian food item* then you might as well go and piss on the memorial of the unknown solider. Personally speaking, I'd rather eat vegetarian food than care about what label other people put on me. And by the by, I only eat vegetarian food when a gun is put to my head. Or if dry humping is involved. It depends on the situation, really.

I am of the opinion that anybody's signoff of "acceptance" on who you are is not required.

I'm not trying to diss anyone, even though I love to do that. Everybody has their own definition of right or wrong and that's how it should be. Like I believe that breakfast is best washed down with a light cocktail. A few might disagree. That does not change my mind.

There is also this irritating habbit that people need to have similar opinions to hang out. There is this notion that people with opposing ideas cannot be friends. I have many friends who completely disagree with my heavily medicated point of view most of the time. But then that doesn't stop me from being good friends with them. And being a good friend I mean not screwing them over for material gain. Well, err... maybe a little. Tee-hee.

Like my brother's beliefs about religion are the complete opposite of mine. But I don't hate him for that. That would be ridiculous. I hate him because even though there is a half-decade age gap between us, the fuck looks younger to me. Grrrrr.

So people need to lighten up and come down from their high horses. People literally jump from their fucking seat to stereotype someone. It's the easiest thing to do. People don't realize that there are always two sides to a coin. My side and the other wrong side.

My Jerry Springr-esque conclusion is that people need to stop marinating in their own pool of self inflicted misery and need to get lighten up. Laugh a little. It's simple and easy. If you find it difficult, please signup for my simple and easy eight-step program.


p.s. I realize that most of my analogies revolve around food, drinks and nuts. But I can't help it can I? I'm fat, alcoholic and gay. So sue me.
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20 Voices heard in WhipperSnapperville:

On September 2, 2008 at 8:34 AM , closetalk said...

aha. adam and evan. i thought abt that one! *grumble grumble*
:)

 
On September 2, 2008 at 8:34 AM , D said...

Okay, so I'm not the one with a sense of humour. But I'm not going to try and live up to anybody's expectations from me on that account. And that's why: Let Me Be Me!

 
On September 2, 2008 at 8:47 AM , Prash said...

Oh I totally loved this post ! Totally ! Totally ! Totally

Pink association to gay is because Pink is associated to 'feminine' or 'girlish'. Even gays are happy to associate pink to them. The only Gay TV in France is called Pink TV (many opposes to that though, because Pink is an English word and not a French word..silly! I know!).

Like if you don't like bollywood or cricket or don't speak your "mother" tongue, you ain't truly Indian.

I totally agree. I don't like Bollywood & I don't play cricket and I don't speak Hindi (not my mother tongue though)...I am called a 'firengi' in India...They label me as a confused nut case !

PS: I am the devil's advocate, so if anybody sues you, do let me know ! LOL

 
On September 2, 2008 at 9:23 AM , Kris Bass said...

Bows to the only mans balls that I adore more than mine and my partners! ;)

ROTFLOL!

 
On September 2, 2008 at 9:45 AM , English said...

Sobering thoughts there, WS. Thanks for sharing your insights on perceptions and lighting up, it has helped me see things from a different angle.

 
On September 2, 2008 at 10:45 AM , closetalk said...

o, and i've awarded you the 'Brilliante Weblog' Award - take a gander on my blog, so congrats and pass it along. :)

u've probly been awarded that before by psalm and crazysam, but i don't recall u posting about that, so i followed suit. :)

... in the meantime, i will try to procure a sense of humor and a kidney from some straving ppl in pakistan. *giggle*

 
On September 2, 2008 at 11:04 AM , Neha said...

Lol...I couldn't agree more. People need to take a chill pill a lot of times. If u cant laugh at urself (I have a lot to laugh about :p) then you're just taking urself too seriously...and even you're not supposed to take urself that seriously! And another thing...Stereotypes are soooo annoying!!

I liked ur Evan theory :P!

Hehe keep writing!

 
On September 2, 2008 at 11:14 AM , I Me Myself said...

I cannot be completely wrong at guessing that there was some frustration there. Probably your article aloud and feel better.. yes.. the way you've written is worth it.. it'll help!!

 
On September 2, 2008 at 11:17 AM , I Me Myself said...

(..probably READ^^ that aloud...)

 
On September 2, 2008 at 11:56 AM , A rebel all the way... said...

when i started reading this, my face was expressionless...then it went to anger, then i started fuming, and by the time i finished reading it, i was laughing out aloud (as usual)...very nice post....
meri taraf to directed nahin tha na? x-( ;-)

 
On September 2, 2008 at 7:07 PM , unsungpsalm said...

Ha ha! Shan (Rebel all the way), that so totally applies to you!

See see see? It's not only me! The world is full of these people you despise... so there!


*Ramby
Brother? There's a brother? Who is five years elder and looks five years younger??

How could you never tell us about that!!!


Oh, and totally hear ya on all of that, sis! Your philosophy is fabulous-o!
Why should people have a problem if we like to speak in English??
You, Prash and I should totally open a club. No sex allowed. Unless your brother is also on it, of course :)

 
On September 3, 2008 at 4:59 AM , DewdropDream said...

Most people don't even get to defining themselves, for themselves... and then past simply being themselves in the face of all that is thrown on them in the form of labelclature. So there. To this effect, I wish a few things would be made legal. Such as being rude to people who are hell bent on concvincing you to change something about yourself.

Who pushded your buttons anyway?

 
On September 3, 2008 at 8:15 AM , Firebolt said...

Love this post and totally agree with it!

I would rather soak my nuts in boiling hot water than sacrifice my happiness for someone who is not me.
If I had nuts, so would I.

Cheers!

 
On September 3, 2008 at 4:07 PM , A rebel all the way... said...

@ Unsung Psalm -> I do not want to start a war of words here, but when did I say I have a problem with people who speak english??
What I DID say was that I have a problem with people who consider those who do not speak english as 'ganwaar'

 
On September 3, 2008 at 10:56 PM , bloggingknight said...

Yes you are right Ramby.
We try to live our life by others' definition and point of view. And in between, we forget to live who we are and how our life should be.
And i too agree, why Pink should be gay color. And why you think coffee brown is too straight? haha

 
On September 4, 2008 at 3:56 AM , Neha said...

Come back!! Write more! I want more more moreee!!

 
On September 5, 2008 at 2:05 AM , DewdropDream said...

Awards time, pick it up soon!

 
On September 5, 2008 at 6:22 AM , Rambunctious WhipperSnapper said...

ct: lol .. as they say ... finders keepers losers weepers .. :P :P ...

d: Oh honey, you have a very subtle sense of humor, trust me on this one ....

prash: One my friends has the same problem .. he's half-white/half-brown and people call him "firangi" all the time!! Oh don't worry .... I can get the real devil to advocate for me :P :P ....

dr bass: My balls are highly obliged ... :P :P ...

english: Thanks, english. I hope you aren't pulling my leg . :P ... Glad to hear that I can make someone as smart as you think about things. Cheers.

ct: awww .. thanks ... If I had tear ducts, I would cry ... :P ... and can you get me a kidney too ....

neha: Oh, I take nothing seriously . i can joke about anything .. but most get scandalized when I start telling them the one about the dead fetus. :P :P

i me myself: Oh, i do feel better .. thanks ....and yeah, there is always some amount of frustration. Such a big world to get angry at, and just one little fat person, (ie me) :P ...

rebel: glad to see you can do a range of emotions .. u shud try acting sometime .... or mimicking John Wayne!! tuhari taraf nahi tha ... :P ...

drunk pslam: I'm guessing u were totally high when you commented . but then you are high most of the time ... Oh, I hate to disappoint you, but my brother is straight. And in a relationship. Or two.

ddd: it's legal, it's ALL legal. It's okay to be rude to anyone, especially those who want to convince you to change yourself. Not only rue, you can slap some of them too.

firebolt: awwwww ...don't worry, it's the thought that counts. :P ....

dk: yeah ... i was being ironical with the coffee brown thing ... :P ...

neha: lol ... ur too nice girl .. :P ...

ddd: awww .. thanks ....

 
On September 5, 2008 at 10:51 PM , chandni said...

you hve an award waiting :)

 
On October 8, 2008 at 1:27 AM , nomad said...
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