Category Archives: RANTS

3 Overused Phrases That Annoy Me

I’m a heavy internet user, hence the blog and the social media accounts, but it never fails to amaze me (despite being exposed to the internet most of the time) of how dramatic people seem to live their lives and how magical they feel it should be. Most days I try to avoid people who I know will annoy me and most of the time I am successful at that, worse comes to worse I unfriend them (I am a jerk, what are you going to do about it?) but in that special time when I read something that causes me to want to pull my hair out because people are the way they are, I just can’t help but think about ranting in their faces on how seemingly moronic their words could be. And to annoy the hell out of you today, here are 3 phrases that annoy the crap out of me.

 

1. YOLO. Yeah, we know. In fact, it’s the reality of life. Anybody who ever lived, died. So what? Keep calm YOLO? What’s that supposed to mean? What are you trying to accomplish? Telling people to keep calm because they only live once? That doesn’t make any sense. Maybe for something like, LET’S SKYDIVE, YOLO. Or maybe, LET’S SCREW EVERYONE, YOLO. Yeah, you only live once, so when I slit your throat then you’ll be dead and will definitely less annoying, my one life could be so much better. (In the light of this YOLO crap, SNL did a cool music video for this, you should watch it.)

2. Carpe diem! With the exclamation point. Telling people to seize the day and how you seize the day, every single fucking day is stupid. It defeats the entire purpose of the statement. So you want to live life and conquer the world, then stop sharing your life in social media and start living it. Why the hell do you need to document every little thing you do? Because you want to document every breakfast that you’ve had? For what? Because every day is a new day to eat fucking breakfast and that’s how you seize the day? You can only seize the day with conquering small challenges, and if you think seizing the day includes what clothes to wear, then you should just drop dead because you probably can’t handle anything else.

3. I’m real. Let me just say that anyone who claims to be real is fake. Because for what purpose do you need to convince anybody that you are who you are. Who else could you be? Claiming to be yourself with people not knowing anyone else but who you are is pointless, and those who claim that they are their real selves are way in over their heads. I get it, they are trying to separate themselves from fake people who smile when they talk to you and stab them in the back. But making the distinction that they are real and the people they know are fake so do not mistake them for being the people they know. So anyone who claims to be real is probably a robot who apparently got lost in the matrix somewhere and got abducted by Agent Smith and what we interact with them now is only a proxy.

 These are not the only overused phrases flooding the internet from people trying to get attention. To those who love using these words, word of caution, some of us are tired of reading and hearing about them. If you crave attention, it’s better to just say it like it is, or maybe find something more inventive like showing your cleavage or your bed look (oh wait!).

Vegetarian Relapse

To my disappointment, I have relapsed to being a vegetarian. And it’s not because I miss dairy foods, it’s because I’m getting tired of preparing both vegetarian and vegan food at the same time (I cater vegetarian lunches and I eat only vegan, well used to, argh). I’m kind of frustrated with myself because I usually never back out from a challenge, and I was so sure that I can transition smoothly but it I really didn’t.

 

But my problem now isn’t really much that I’m a vegetarian again, because I can easily resolve that by finding more accessible vegan food and just buy it instead of making everything myself. My problem is with people who gloat and say that why be a vegan anyway. It just irritates me to anger and tears. As I have said a million times, I have no problem with meat eating; I consider it as a part of life. I understand that there are parts of the world where there are no alternatives and animals need to be consumed for the sake of survival. Or those small farmers have to farm and sell animals because that is their livelihood. Those things to me are pretty clear, people who don’t have better choices have that right. But to say in my face that it’s stupid to believe that animal abuse and exploitation should not be a real concern, then I just want to kick someone’s ass.

This is my fucking problem with following blind authority, wrong sense of grand self-entitlement, mass ignorant morons who have no capacity of opening their minds to what they can learn. Look, I’m not saying eating meat is evil or that people who eat meat are bad. I’m also not saying that I’m a better human being by trying to be a vegan. I’m saying that if you say animals are there and are just meant to be eaten, it makes you a self-entitled asshole who needs to be eaten by a lion so you can realize what the food chain really is.

If you think that what you eat are not exploited animals served to you by the greedy industrialized food industry then you are both ignorant and lazy. Open your freaking eyes and see that not only are the animals are exploited but also the farmers (you know, human beings) are exploited too. Why is it that people just can’t get their head out of their asses and think of anyone but themselves. The planet is not yours to destroy, and so are the things on it! And if you can’t sympathize to think that way, then you can already justify the mass murdering calamities happening to people as just nature’s revenge. Hey, it just so happens that typhoons, flood and hurricanes are earth’s way to kill off pests, so deal with it.
Sometimes I feel that it is so much easier to say I’m doing this for my health and nothing else, that way I don’t have to replay my monologue about animal abuse and the food industry. Sometimes I feel hopeless explaining things to those who won’t listen despite them asking the questions. To think that I’ve already had practice talking about atheism, I thought talking about veganism would be an easier transition but it turns out it’s not. Because people who don’t care, simply just don’t care. You cannot open the eyes of people who are asleep and who stay asleep towards what is already in front of them.

 

I guess I can give up trying to speak about these things, but that makes these morons win. To that I will refuse to stop because that will warrant more ignorance. If people stop talking about it, chances are, people will think it’s not real and not true. I am not preaching though, although I think it sounds as if I am. I’m just trying to spread the information. I think what people need to understand it that what I say is not to feel about yourself, I am not attacking anyone and what they do. I am raising these concerns and the idea of veganism to people because I think it will be useful to anyone willing to lend an ear because it might change your life. For now, I will go on explaining myself repetitively about it in the hopes of finding a friend who will understand or someone I can help change.