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Tag: Social Stigma

Bob Marley Quote Facebook

Dear Facebook, This is Why I Don’t Quit You!

You are under no obligation to be the person you were yesterday, a month/a year ago or even a moment ago. You have every right to grow, no apologies to anyone.

That being said, in a world where technology changes every single day. It is hard not to have any feelings regarding your own social media persona when you are on many different social media platforms. Happiness is a state of mind but do we have time for it. Gaining presence in social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc is a dream come true. Having that Blue Verified mark is part of that dream. Today I want to talk about Facebook specifically. Over three years ago I myself stopped going online on Facebook for almost a year.

While I was going through a difficult phase of my life and truly I didn’t feel motivated enough to go online on Facebook. Previously I deleted my Facebook profile twice for a few days over some small fights with my then friends. I really don’t feel the need to use Facebook for more than an hour or 30 minutes a day then and I don’t feel the need to go online on Facebook at all now even though I have my own pages to manage.

Facebook. So many emotions gif

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The usual posts on Facebook are like these, people getting married/engaged/having baby, getting new jobs or how they are tired of their jobs, How bosses are annoying little pricks, someone moving out of country, 5 people checking in at places you have (miraculously just now) wanted to go, someone scoring high in their boards etc. Compared to them your life seems so little, so pathetic and you wonder when will you get to do all of these as well. Sometimes, I do that too and I also whined about it at times. But now I realize, that Facebook posts by others about their lives only means they want to share it. All those people are your friends with whom you converse only once in a while or not at all.

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, surrounded by assholes. Well said by Sigmund Freud.

Are we indeed surrounded by assholes? All of them? Think it.

Many people take around 100-200 selfies and chose one of it after heavy editing to put as their profile picture only to replace it a week later with another amazing picture. Posing for selfies with groups is a trend. About that I am thankful that I am Selfie Owl. Facebook Selfieslazy. I hardly take selfies and I don’t have the time to indulge in editing activities for my pictures, happily. I don’t check in at any places I go to since I find it unnecessary to touch my phone during such times and also because I don’t have Facebook App installed. Teehee…

Just who are you trying to impress?

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Stigma… So You Work

Stigma of all kind are around us and sometime we ourselves fuel some of it. If you are a human being, you must have come across this questions “Are you working or you are just sitting at home?” I have attended a lot of functions in my life despite my dislike for them and countless times I have been asked this questions: 1. Are you working? 2. So you are doing anything after studies?  Many of my married girl friends face this question: 1.Oh! You are a housewife! 2. Oh! you are a working woman?

To men it’s a bit different: 1. You are not working, you are a BPL. [For those that don’t know, BPL is an old abbreviation for people who are living their life on their old man’s money.]  2. You are working, you don’t know anything about family life!



Think Happy Things… Drive yourself Happy.


Why is that so? I am a working woman and most of the time I come across people who tell me, “Oh, you are so lucky you do not have to do any chores at your home.” Like hey how did you know I live like a princess who have tons of men servants to take care of her? Yes, I am given a glass of milk and dish of cookies as I wake up! I wonder why the hell am I bothering to do a job at all! Go figure! Our social thinking is like that. Most of us grow up saying/hearing things about others, watching other’s plates, we lose the sight of our own plates when we are taught to look at others all our lives. House wives talk about how working women don’t know how to take care of their households, working women talk about house wives not knowing how to do their financial stuff and what not? Men who go to work are treated as if they have done some proud to their family names, ‘cuz they are working and earning money! Those men who are trying to do something innovative are scolded every now and then that they are wasting money and should get a job.

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