Thursday, 7 January 2016

F**k It!

Ok, so this is a slightly out of the blue post, I had no intention of blogging today, woke up after a rubbish night's sleep and just wanted to do nothing today. But my mind has been racing non stop and something tipped me off the edge so I started jotting down some thoughts on my phone like I usually do but then thought, you know what, get the lappy out, so I picked up my crappy laptop and here I am. 

I don't know how long or short this post will be, I'm not that fussed, I may delete it after a bit, but for now here it goes.

I was on Instagram like a second ago and I came across this image:


My first response was....well, I didn't get it at first. I didn't get it at second, third, or fourth either. I knew it was supposed to be a joke of some sort because the comments consisted mainly of "lol"s or the cry laughing emoji but I didn't get it at all. It took me a good 5 minutes or so to try and understand what the "joke" was, and I still didn't get it, I had to read the comments to understand wtf this was supposed to mean. And then the penny dropped, actually that's a lie, it still hadn't, someone had tagged the actual woman in this post so I checked her Instagram (as any "normal" person would) and realised that the joke was pretty much this: How can someone with such a hot body be so ugly? .....

You frickin kidding me???

What kinda screwed up society are we living in where we feel that this sort of behaviour is acceptable? I'm actually asking, this isn't rhetorical. Because I really don't know any more. The sheer hypocrisy of some people is just ridiculous nowadays, everyone is harping on about how we should love ourselves, and we should be nice and kind to each other yet, here we are in the year 2016 making fun of people we don't know. BECAUSE OF HOW THEY LOOK. It's bad enough the media tries to remind us daily that we're not good enough through the constant bombardment of images of the manufactured "ideal female (or male)" and it's blatant elimination of those that don't fit it's idea of "perfect" ...you know what, I'm not even going to get into that right now, I'll save that for another post because that's a whole other issue I've got with society. I'll stick with this for now. 


I read the comment that this lady wrote after seeing this photo of herself and felt an overwhelming sense of sadness, because she was hurt by this. How can people be so cruel? Look, I'm not sitting here on my high Unicorn (I know its' high horse but if I'm going to sit on anything it will be a Unicorn) and act like I don't find things funny, or that I haven't laughed at inappropriate jokes before, I wasn't even going to post anything to be honest, I was just gonna take a nap and try and make myself dream about food or whatever but I just thought f**k it.  I don't want to be that person who just sits and watches the world go by. I made this blog because:
 A) I talk a lot anyway so this was a perfect outlet 
AND:
 B) Because I wanted to make people happy somehow, I wanted something I wrote to brighten up someone's day, or help them believe in themselves

 It's a shame that the same people that are screaming from the rooftops for empowerment and solidarity are the same ones making fun of someone they don't even know. But it's ok, it's just Instagram, she won't care...will she? 

You're wondering why I titled this post f**k it right? Well because that's my attitude on life now, f**k it. You can't please everyone, not everyone will like you, not everyone will think you're beautiful, not everyone will think you're funny, intelligent, amazing bla bla bla. The most important thing is that you realise that about yourself, love yourself, be nice to as many people as possible and don't waste your life trying to be what you think society wants you to be, or what the media tells you to be, just be yourself. Be happy. Be kind. F**k it. 

6 comments:

  1. I loved reading this post, I wish people were more like you. Social media can be cruel!! No one is perfect, most of the people mocking the woman, prob aren't amazing themselves. Please keep posting posts like these, they're something real to talk about :) New follower!!

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    1. Aww you're so sweet!! Thanks for your comment, it's so true though, people like to hide behind their phones or computers and don't realise the harm they're doing to people with their mean comments...it's such a shame that people find it so easy to be horrible online. Have a good day bub :-) <3

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  2. I recently saw this on twitter and my reaction was the same as yours. it is ridiculous how people can be so cruel,
    i was just looking at all the people retweeting it and im here thinking really? it is just not necessary, social media can have such a negative impact on people, i know if that was me, i would just want to delete myself from this world and its crazy because people don't take the time to think about the peron being made fun of.

    i really liked this post, thanks for sharing.. you've got my follow xo

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    1. EXACTLY!! These people don't realise the impact of their comments, they just type whatever and go on with their everyday lives but certain insults stick to people...they affect people's self esteem and if this woman was a certain type of way, these comments could have broken her. It's nice that there are lovely people like you that feel the same way as me :-)
      xxxx

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