Hello my fellow nerdies and geeks, how’s your week going?
Yesterday it was the 15th of August, and in my country (forgive my immense ignorance about the rest of the world) it was holiday. So I invited my nerdy college friends to my house and ate a lot, not to mention we played Monopoly drinking vodka. We were 6 players and I was the unluckiest one; still, I managed to remain the only one against the richest and most bastard guy who was clearly winning from the very beginning (he obtained the last two purple streets).
Dammit, I hate to lose.
Anyway, I wanted to talk about something else.
I don’t watch a lot of TV. In fact, I watch it rarely, and just a couple of channels. I prefer to inform myself on the Internet, as tricky as it could be.
But I remember a time when ADSL was still a weird, unknown word and I had the permission of just an-hour-a-day to surf the Net. So I watched more TV, and something occured to me.
Have you ever watched those tv shows where young men and women participate in contests, or (even worse) in reality shows, interviews and so on?
How the hell could it be that they all talk about themselves always the same way?
Random shallow guy/girl on tv: *flashy smile* “Well, I am a nice, easygoing person and I like to have fun!!!”
I swear they ALL say the same things. They’re nice. They’re easy people. They like to have fun. Usually said in a bar or a disco or something like that.
How’s it even possible? You don’t even remotely look like an easy person, and being nice is so much harder than it seems. Yeah, you probably like to have fun, and that’s it.
Besides that, why does it seem to be so fashionable to be an easy(going) person?
I mean, I am not. I am terribly complicated. I had my own good and bad experiences in the past that made me the person I am today, but I was never simple. And mind you, being simple doesn’t necessarily mean being honest. I am a honest person and I am complicated.
I’m human. I am not supposed to be simple. Why is there this negative aura around the fact that yes, people can be incredibly complicated and perhaps even admit it? Why should someone always expect nice people to be simple?
I think we often associate being complicated with having a double personality, or being a hypocrite, or not being sincere. Or with having problems. But it’s not true at all. I can assure you I am very complicated, never was a simple-minded or easy person but I’m a loyal, honest person who tries to do her best and act accordingly to her beliefs.
And always hearing those people, whose majority is often shallow and only interested in being famous or partying around, declaring their simplicity as if it was a necessary trait in order to look appealing, well… it pisses me off.
They say it so much it eventually seems like they’re robots, pretending to be who they are not, or just repeating what was installed in their brains. I bet they always watch TV.
On a lighter note, I will soon leave my lovely city to travel to Beijing for a study vacation of 4 months.
Don’t worry my dear followers, I’ll try my best and continue to write posts whenever I’ll have the time to. It’s a very important period for me, and I’m doing my best to learn Chinese better. Hopefully it’ll be a great adventure and I’ll meet great people
I’ll probably add some updates about my day-to-day life in Beijing’s University, as well as some pics of the places
The awkward geeky girl