The Social Acceptance Quandary!

11:48 am


Customary quote by some random great person to begin the article. As usual, it's Kurt Cobain. (PIC CREDITS: http://www.quotescover.com/wp-content/uploads/Wanting-to-be-someone-else__quotes-by-Kurt-Cobain-54.png)

What's up folks? I hope you're enjoying your vacations! Yeah, me too. Most of my friends are currently partying in Goa! Although my idea of a perfect vacation is limited to staying at home and lying on my couch 24*7, thinking about life, universe, profound philosophy, tweeting lame jokes and wondering whether or not I'll get laid in future.

So, now they've banned Maggi. *cries* :'(

Yes. Keep these MSG threats to yourself. The last time I was really scared of MSG was when Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was acting in it.

Okay. Jokes apart, lead is a slow poison and is definitely harmful if consumed in excess. The worst mistake Maggi committed was not printing a statutory warning, "Excessive consumption of Maggi can be injurious to health".
In short, they fooled us. *heartbreak* :"(

Meanwhile, I just happened to visit this brilliant wedding the previous week! It was one helluva celebration!
Typical big fat Indian weddings you know. Apart from pretty girls, the food there was great! I ended up over eating, which I realized the next day while taking a dump.

And now about the music! Well, they had some great DJ in the house called 'Sonu'.
*'DJ SONU' the robotic voice is still ringing in my ears, giving me goosebumps!*

Huge Honey Singh fan it seems, was making people go crazy with his 'Lungi Dance' remixes.
Some of my cousins tried to pull me into that dancing pit, but I politely refused them by saying I can't dance & I'm not actually a fan of  Honey Singh's songs.
After that statement, they looked at me as if I was the one who was sleeping with their girlfriends.
"Dude, uske gaane baap hote hai! Tere wo ghatiya se angreji gaano se toh kai guna behtar!"

I agreed to what they said, but deep down I knew I wanted to kill them and yes, HONEY SINGH'S MUSIC IS SHIT.

You might be wondering why was I whining here about random stuff and what was that all about? Well, the thing here is 'social acceptance'

Here's another incident, it was one of my friend's birthday and we happened to go to this posh and expensive restaurant! The friend was a regular here so we decided to go on with what he ordered.
It was some weird Mexican dish, I don't exactly remember its fancy name but they had coated flavoured chilli on various fruits. Yeah, fruits. I mean who the heck eats fruits with chilli! I tasted it and whoa! My taste buds went for a ride! This other guy sitting beside me had the same reaction. We decided to swallow that stuff, nearly puking, as we had paid shitload of stacks for that dish.

Anyway, after coming out of the restaurant everyone was like "Wow man! That was so delicious! Classic Mexican!"
And so I just joined in and started praising so that I won't feel like an outcast. There. I just became a conformist!
We all are conformists. Yes. We have been doing this all our life!

But is it really necessary?
Like, what if I'd have told my friends that the Mexican shit sucked bollocks and we've just burnt a huge hole in our pockets?
Maybe they'd have judged the fuck out of me. Or the worst case scenario, they'd have stopped inviting me for future birthday hangouts, which  is a serious issue if you're a foodie!

Pretending to like a song, a television show, or a movie just because everyone around you loves it.
Professing to love a sport even when you don't watch it or know nothing about it, so that you can brag about it on social media.
Doing something just because everyone you know is doing it or because it is considered cool. Smoking for instance.
Oh, the shit we do to get socially accepted!
By the way, Dubsmash is the new found 'swag' these days! I hate it though.
And the widespread of this Dubsmash stupidity is much more threatening than ISIS. It truly is.

I'm not saying that everyone is conformist, I'm just saying how most of us display this behavior time and time again!
The things we do to make our way in a desired social circle can sometimes reach extreme levels.
Basically, we Indians are a conservative breed of people. Always sticking to our conventional beliefs and values.
So, if anything seems unusual or weird to us, we alienate ourselves from that concept or that person altogether.

Also, this manipulative media plays a huge role in this. As the great Jim Morrison once said, "Whoever controls the media, controls the mind"

Don't believe me? Just look at how we went full retard during the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight. (I can't even pronounce Pacquiao)
Yes. So much hype. We all became boxing fans within a day! Everyone out there on social media was going batshit crazy to prove their boxing expertise and how this is "One hell of an epic match! #FightOfTheCentury"

Well, after watching all our idiocy on social media, I won't be surprised if the World Boxing Association decides not to organize such an event for next few centuries or so!

Frankly, I didn't even know about it until I saw it trending on Twitter.
Pimping my old tweets just to get followers on Twitter, is one of my favourite pastime! (Please follow @IngeniousRetard on Twitter *Begs*)

I'm not totally against conformism, I'm just trying to say that some of us are so phony that we completely forget who we actually are, in order to be accepted by this society and the people around us!
Our individuality? Well, that notion has vanished long time back!
We just love faking it these days.

It has become an essential part of our lives. There's this norm that if you don't act or behave in a particular manner, you'll be adjudged an anti-social or a rebel.
And one of the worst things about being anti-social is YOU DON'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS.
Sadly, we all are puppets of this society and how it functions. Always seeking validation from people who don't even give a fuck about us!


Maybe I've cribbed a lot and now even my keyboard is screaming "Paka mat na chutiye, khatam kar jaldi!"
So, conclude it here by quoting the the great John Lennon!

"I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people."
 
 ~ John Lennon.

This insane genius explains it in a better way! Sadly, he was so anti-social that he had fallen in love with a pigeon. Yep. A fucking pigeon! (Pic Credits: https://www.pinterest.com/prafesir/non-conformity/)
In case you want to read more about this Godmode genius: Nikola Tesla: The God Of Inventors! :)


I hope you enjoyed this article! Please share it with your friends if you think it's worth sharing, if not feel free to abuse me in the comments section! And, I'd like to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart, for the overwhelming response you gave to my previous article! Absurd Indian Advertisements!

You guys are the best! I don't know how to thank you folks! *Takes a bow* _/\_

As, I update my blog on a monthly basis, I've decided to share some random stuff.
So the thing is, I'll just mention a book, a song, and a movie that I enjoyed. And yes, I'll keep doing this every month.

So, This month's catalog :

Movie: Montage Of Heck - The most innate rock doc ever! (There are mixed reviews about this, but being an ardent Nirvana fan, I enjoyed the movie. Watch it for Kurt! )

Song: Still Loving You - Scorpions. (Klaus Meine's vocals will send shivers down your spine!)

Book: The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe. (If you loved Sherlock Holmes, you'll love this one! Sherlock seems inspired by Dupin.)


Also, I've also been writing a lot of poems lately. You can check them out here: Deluded Soul.
Yes, I know I'm lonely, insomniac, pathetic and unfunny.
I'd like to thank Siddhi for proof-reading this article, as usual!

Thank You all for reading and yes, enjoy your day! :)

Till then, Adios! :)

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2 comments

  1. Treating people with a different opinion as an outcast. That is our freedom of expression. Way to go greatest democracy in the world. _/\_

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    1. As Kurt had said, "Rather be dead, than cool!" :)
      (My obsession of quoting Cobain doesn't seem to go away! :P)

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