Help. I’m too ordinary. In our world, people try to stand out from others, which in itself is nice. I wouldn’t say I try to stand out from others, because I don’t have that need. I just do what I like and what I want. Still, I think that on the path of love, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get away with “ordinary.” I haven’t hugged (drugged) tigers, I haven’t visited 4 continents or built 3 schools in Africa. Whether I would like to? No, absolutely not. I’m fine here. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t understand this need to always go to the extreme or the craziest. It’s a strange way to identify with something. It’s like when people put in their biography profile all the countries they’ve lived in, or all the countries they’re going to visit. It really says very little about who you are. But veeeeeery little. Exactly nothing, to me. In my eyes it is pure impersonation, and that leaves me cold.
But do people still fall for “ordinary”? There is such a living life to the fullest culture online, it’s terrible. Yes, I try to make every day into something fun, but sometimes I also have days when I’d rather be sitting under a table than at one. But maybe we shouldn’t show that to each other anymore. Positive vibes only, right? To me, statements like this are the proof that people have issues. Because which human being has only positive vibes day in and day out? What kind of robot do you fall for? May there still be ups and downs in life? Or does someone really have to be perfect in every way? People are losing sight of reality, if you ask me.
It feels to me like I can’t always keep up in this society. I seem to be preoccupied with other things, while everyone else is busy on social media, taking pictures of themselves, and placing more value on an online life than the real shit. When I browse through those profiles, I feel like I’m monkey-watching. Or maybe I am the monkey, who knows. Everyone wants all sorts of things, but it’s madness when you see all the requirements you have to meet sometimes. It’s the same as job ads, they want a young IT graduate with the work experience of a senior IT graduate. Ain’t gonna happen, darling.
I don’t consider myself too ordinary, of course, but to the outside world my profile will possibly be too ordinary. And I don’t care. And what is “ordinary” in the end? I like to stay who I am. Maybe being “ordinary” is authentic anno 2021. Do you consider yourself “ordinary”? And do you try to distinguish yourself?