Since The Last Time We Met

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“Since the last time we met, you have been looking so much prettier, they said

A few inches off the waist, more angular is your face, and my! Looks like you haven’t been tipping the scales!” they asked.

“That’s not all, I’ve also read a number of books since the last time we met; have been honing my brain without much rest,

Do you wish to know of all the new things I have learnt?” She said.

“Oh no, that’s alright, we are merely content at your pleasing sight, what lies within doesn’t matter!”

 

“Since the last time we met, your skin looks so much brighter, almost spotless and a delighter,

Tell us the secret, oh please do,” they said.

“That’s because I have found a new passion, there is a 903 year old alien who has become my latest obsession! May I tell you more about it?” she asked.

“Oh no, that’s alright, we are merely content at your pleasing sight, what lies within doesn’t matter!”

 

“Since the last time we met, your eyes seem so luminous, filled with amusement and so humorous

Do tell us how you have accomplished that,” they said

“I have found new friends, some just as playful and joyous as myself; they rarely sleep, and do constantly fret over the fate of various fictional characters. Do you wish to know more about them?”

“Oh no, that’s alright, we are merely content at your pleasing sight, what lies within doesn’t matter!”

 

She thought to herself- Then why do you ask, if knowing the real me seems like such an abhorrent task? Go on, merely examine me from without, and dare not delve within my mind since its many worlds and layers may relieve you of your pretentious concern and your constant need to dwell on appearances. And then where will you be, if not judging someone from without? Life will lose all meaning to you when one day when you will no longer be able to gauge a person’s worth based on their weight.

And off she went, back to her many worlds, and her endless obsessions, for the boy who lived nor the Doctor ever judged her for anything beyond her mental competence. 

Thank You for Judging Me

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Do you think the fact that the word ‘judgmental’ has the word ‘mental’ in it is a coincidence? Well, I think not. What gives people the right to get on a high horse and fling their unwanted and shallow opinions on someone? Its not the first time that people have questioned my obsession over books and TV shows, and it won’t be the last. there was a time when I used to get offended, sometimes feel like a social pariah, but now I flaunt my obsession. I wear it like a badge of pride, cos I know that it sets me apart from the ordinary ‘adorable’ people. It means that I have it in me to be passionate about something, and not just anything, it is something intelligent and complex, and is beyond the grasp of ‘normal’ people.

There was a time when being called a geek or a nerd was something to feel embarrassed about, but now it means that once you are done with your education you are going to make it big, maybe not Mark Zuckerberg big, but you will most definitely not be or barely getting past like most of the ‘jocks’ in your school who once picked on you.

Society stinks and how I like to think of them is a bunch of people who are completely unoriginal, want everyone to adhere to a certain set of rules that have been set by another long dead bunch of dunces, and are terrified of anything that threatens their oh-so-right set of shitty rules. Somehow no matter what you do, it is never going to be good enough, so why not do your own thing and let the haters hate?

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