Saturday, 24 November 2012

What a Maroon!

Originally  posted on facebook 20/11/12

It's a good thing that someone commented on this Facebook post this morning, else I would never have spotted that I'd not actually Blogged, the Facebook post, where everyone said I should start a Blog... What am I? (Don't answer that)

I saw a joke, well - not really a joke as such, I'm sure there's a proper word for it, but it went something like 'What's the most difficult thing about being a Gay, Vegan, tattooed, Wiccan, single parent to an adopted Somali child, who runs marathons regularly and rides a Harley? Trying to figure out which one to shoe-horn into the conversation first when you meet someone new."

Whilst I realise that there are people who might find that offensive, especially if they tick more than one box, it does highlight the recent trend for 'just being bloody Gods-Damned interesting'

Now, lets get the feather smoothing out of the way first, Don't get me wrong, there are people who are born gay, there are people who don't eat animal products or wholeheartedly believe in The Summerland because of deeply held moral beliefs, people who have tattoos to document meaningful events in their life or to show affiliation to specific groups etc. But there are an increasing number of people who do it just so that they can say that they do it.

Or, as I like to call them, gits

The kind of people who, if you stripped away the overpriced clothes, and their amusingly ironic accessories, they'd be a medium sized steaming pile of not very much at all. Slavish followers of whatever the style mags (Because they're too 'now' to watch TV of course) say is 'Bang on trend' this month. People who try so hard to be interesting that the day-to-day populace would rather pluck out their eyes with rusty pickle-forks and throw them to the ravens than have to look at them.

What these hyper-informed, too cool for school, infra-fabulous people should realise is that your average human being is an amazing piece of kit, as the Prince of Denmark once said to Rozencrantz: "What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals." (Although I have seen the word Paragon replaced with Paramore - And that's a whole different website) - If they just relaxed a bit, took a day off from being an aspirational lighthouse, they could celebrate their individuality by being an individual, be the best person in the world at being themselves. They'll find they have a much smoother ride.

Unless of course, they're aspiring to be Batman... Then they should definately try to be the best Batman they can be...

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