These days, everywhere I look, I fail to see that mad crazy passion in people… I am dying to meet someone with the audacity that makes me go, “Whoa!” Everything looks mediocre right now… Shallow may be… I am dying to meet someone who is fearlessly what he/she is! I am tired of hypocrisy… Tired of meeting people who are “adjusting” to fit in… Where are the crazy ones? The ones who feel every emotion with all its intensity and depth, the ones who won’t hesitate a bit to break the shackles of the society to be what they want to be, the ones who are just true to their inner voice, the ones who are… Unapologetically themselves… The misfits!
I wish we lived in a world where there were no debates of who is the superior gender… A world where we celebrated the uniqueness of each individual, irrespective of their gender… A world where we did not have to deal with labels like ‘feminists’ and ‘meninists’… Why things could not be simpler? Why?
I was at this social event a few days back. I am happily antisocial when it comes to attending these club events or get-togethers where I barely know people (by knowing I don’t mean waving at each other and exchanging fake smiles all along). But I attended this one as it was organised by a dear friend. The main highlight of the event was a fashion show which was followed by a question-answer round. One judge asked this participant about the need and importance of marriage in a woman’s life, and that if it is indispensable. Her response shocked me to say the least. She said and I quote, “A woman is born to get married, have kids, raise them in the best way possible; a woman is incomplete without marriage and kids. I think I am complete in every way.” The judge retorted, “So according to you, all single women are incomplete.” The participant said absolutely, they are. This comes from a female who is well-educated and falls in the so-called modern woman bracket. I really don’t want to discuss the merits and demerits of married life (for both men and women), let’s keep that for another day. But this thought process really makes me wonder about all the progress I thought we made as a society! Sad!