‘Oh, such a happy-go-lucky girl, so bubbly, so sweet!’ Sounds like a lovely string of compliments, doesn’t it? I thought so, too. Can’t help but STILL think so, actually. However, every story has a dark side and this is ours. We face several social struggles on an everyday basis.
Sure, being a certain way comes naturally to us, and there’s not much you can do if you’re one of us except maybe, empathize. If you have experienced some or all of these social inadequacies, I feel you bruh! As for you regular peeps out there who are inherently graceful, lady-like and know their socially-approved behaviorism well, please continue being friends with us?
The (almost annoying) OVERFLOW OF ENERGY.
It is a REAL struggle to keep the excitement and energy levels down. I mean, yes, we know it is 4 in the morning, but do we NEED to sleep? Oooh I know what, let’s go up on the roof and wait for sunrise!!
The never ending need to SMILE.
No, we actually can’t help it. I mean, isn’t it better than a perpetual scowl? WE THINK SO.
The ‘I’m going to EXPRESS myself’ vow.
Another non-explainable struggle is our dire need to express how we are feeling to friends, family and well, even strangers. If we’re happy, people in the next room might most probably hear it. Apologies in advance for the incoming bear-hug, stranger!
The compulsive need for giving impromptu PEP TALKS.
When we see a friend struggling with any problem, we feel an overpowering need to cheer them up by giving them a full blown pep talk. Let me tell you, it works!
The ‘DRAMA QUEEN’ tag and feels.
Well, yes, we do have an inherent flair for drama and can be a wee bit extra as compared to our decorous friends. But hey, it comes naturally and we mean our best! Also, you know, ye toh khushi ke aansoon hai pagli…
The constant FIREWORKS that are a scare.
We wear our emotions on our sleeves and you might see a tear or two drop down, once in a while. For e.g. when it comes to K3G, watching how Mr. Raichand asked Rahul to leave the Raichand mansion and cut ALL his ties with him might have us shedding a bucket or more. I mean, “Ek pal mein paraya kar diya…”
The constant ‘HEY, ARE YOU DRUNK?’ speculation.
I cannot count the number of times I’ve been asked if I was drunk in broad daylight. Was I? Well, maybe we’ll never know. Just kidding. I was not! I was just happy and excited. I plead guilty of inherent euphoria.
The ‘HEY, WHAT HAPPENED?!’ concern.
If you’re one of us, you know that there is no room for sorrow in your public life. You are the ‘happy’ one, you are not allowed to be sad! If I ever have a (warranted) frown on my face on a sunny afternoon, my friends assume the worst has happened to me, in turn, causing me absolute torment!
The ‘HEY, COULD YOU BE SOFTER?’ request.
Ermm no. I’m excited to be here, in your company, and it is difficult (read – impossible) to contain the excitement in a hushed voice. Whispering is an alien concept to us.
The overwhelming feeling of YOLO!!!
As with everything else in our lives, it is only natural that we feel an overwhelming sense of enthusiasm and passion for our daily lives. We are not getting any younger, and life is unpredictable and too short.
It is important to understand who you are and to be in touch with your feelings. Whoever you are and choose to be, own it and be proud of it! There’s only one of you in this world!