So , for some time now I haven’t been in my “always happy” mood .
( DO not worry..brooms are flying….cauldrons are stirring and all is well again )
So ,I realized that I had ( accidentally ) fallen into the category of people I usually refer to as “mental masochists “ .
Yes, welcome to 21st century ..blame it on the inflation , or the stressful jobs or on your girl friend . We are ( collectively speaking ) an unhappy lot of people .
I mean to say ,we see so many people unhappy around us that we tend to IDENTIFY with them .
Somehow seeing ourselves in the same position as them..brings a kind of sense of security.
Don’t you sometimes sit and think ,”WHY am I so happy today ?”
Or “How come nothing’s going wrong till now … ?”
Which brings us to the next stage of human evolution “The Mental Masochists”
( x-men ishtyle )
Now, these people REVEL in misery .
They LOVE the fact that they have problems ( 99% self created ) , love discussing them , moaning over them , regaling them to others and “sharing” their sorrows .
( And you thought Meena Kumari was the only tragedy queen ? )
They’ll turn molehills into mammoths … put a telescope on their beady tear filled eyes and examine tiny lil’ incidents with such dedication …to try and find a reason to moan .
These are the kind of people noone sticks to for a long times ( in offices …schools …colleges …flights ..toilets ..whatever ) .
The kind of people you’ll see walking around looking as if their granny didn’t leave them a dime in her will .
The kind that will torture , blackmail , inspect , scrutinize their boyfriends ( or ,in all fairness …their girlfriends ) until the poor chap turns around and lashes out at them …and then ??
(Try remembering the story when Gangaji descended on Earth *sigh* )
Oh , did I forget mentioning imaginary medical complaints , blaming others for not understanding them and taking inspirations from sad Bollywood movies ?
My mistake ( Is Ekta Kapoor looking for new talent ,by any chance ? )
And if you happen to be in their friend circle ( the kind they’ll come to and moan about the ‘bedard duniya’ ) , make sure you book an appointment with a psychiatrist and an ent doctor !
Ask them what are you actually DOING to solve your “problem” …. And you are in for suicide ( or at least …the loss of a few precious hair )
SO , the next time something teeny tiny troubles you , make sure you don’t fall into the trap .
Remember Akshay Baba’s words ,
“No problem is big enough once you decide to be HAPPY “ :-D