I often imagine life in various hypothetical situations such as comedy movie, drama movie, theater etc. I think it’s my way to put a comical ink on a serious canvas. It just come to me naturally in my head. My favorite are sitcoms, in fact, I am a huge admirer of them. They fascinate me on so many levels including narration, humor, limericks and many more. They presents the hardships of life in believably funny way. I just love good humor. I think humor is all a person need to survive in unkind world. If you ask me, the best part of sitcoms is the non judgmental live audience. The idea of supercharged hundreds of people following and supporting every little detail in the picture is just exhilarating. Moreover, its gives a sense that whatever is happening is kind of important. I would love to have that feeling that a big number of people are interested in my life. When I was a kid, I read in some book that “sense of importance” is most important for humans and i realize it to be true as I grew up.
I have quite a firm grip on the fact that how unimportant is the life of particular human. People act how they deem suitable and it has nothing to do with you. At a certain point in my life, I stopped trying to be important and focus my energy in being a regular guy. However, I don’t think I am very successful in being a regular guy. On a serious note; we, the people, are living in incredible pressure of not to be mundane, not to get lost in the banality of common life. The pressure of society has made some of the most beautiful aspects of life unbearable. One of such aspect is struggle; it’s a natural process life is supposed to be hard and nothing worth having comes easy. Everyone moves with their own pace and takes time to reach somewhere. But society does not gets that.
As an Indian, I have always felt that there is an extra pressure of society on the young in India. People just expect you to successful and what makes it worse is that they make a benchmark of success for you. You are not allowed to choose if you are successful and satisfied enough with your life. There is always a kind of pressure and deep-seated judgment. I have seen this pressure done some irreparable damage to very good friends of mine. I think the equivalent of “young and the restless” will be “young and the almost hopeless” here. In western society, I don’t think the issue is big but I did notice some basic traits of judgments.
I don’t know why this judgment is there but it’s there and looks like it will always be. Maybe, its one those characteristics that makes us social animal and has been there since the genesis. I am almost convinced that ancient humans would also worry about this stuff. However, I am not able to imagine an analogous scenario where a caveman/woman wakes up and saying I am going to say/do something that will get at least 50 likes from fellow caveperson. Of course, they must had their own battles such as who as more tooth necklaces or who has killed more bears. Now, I think that humans are the weirdest creatures.
I think I just mentioned a problem without its solution (so it’s officially whining). I don’t think its easy to change the deep rooted perceptions in society. Maybe we can start with treating young differently when we are old. I would love to live in the world in which society gets a bit easy. To be honest, I don’t care anymore; It often does not bothers me anymore, maybe, I am just getting old and realize sometimes its better to give up the fight. Nevertheless, once in a while I would like to live an easy-going life without judgment and people just laugh off at my blunders not to remind me of failure. And I often thought that’s how it would feel like if life was a sitcom, where one can use a catch-phrase and everyone will laugh and forgets everything.