DISCLAIMER: THIS POST MAY NOT THOROUGHLY MAKE SENSE BECAUSE I AM WRITING AS IT COMES. I REALLY DON’T WANT TO EDIT ANY JOURNAL ENTRY BECAUSE…WELL, THEN IT WOULDN’T BE A JOURNAL ENTRY. IN CASE THIS ENDS UP REALLY CONFUSING, LET ME KNOW AND WE CAN TALK THROUGH IT AND TRY TO DISSECT MY MADNESS TOGETHER *laughs*
Everyone wants to be ‘deep’ these days. Everyone wants to walk around in old school garb and eat grub ‘only from the soil’. Everyone wants to argue the non-existence of gluten. Everyone wants to become a conspiracy theorist. Everyone wants to say some ‘deep’ shit and have the world ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ at them. Everyone wants to protest. NO ONE WANTS TO UNDERSTAND.
It’s no secret that the world is drastically shittier than it’s ever been (given that we should be, by now, mentally and morally moving forward). Sadly, it gets worse as time progresses. Now, a new breed of man is rising. The ‘deep’ ones. The ones who see through the world’s bullshit and challenge authority… But another breed is rising. A breed synthetic to that of the deep. I call these, the everyones. (you know how DJ Khaled has his ‘theys’? Yea, this is my version)
It seems like a lot of people are in competition to see who can be the ‘deepest’. To see who has more ‘intellectual shit’ to say about a certain issue. Oh, it doesn’t matter if they are making sense…if it sounds like what Gandhi would say, then you are on track. It saddens me that there are people who are quick to take on a persona and ride with that persona without learning a thing about said persona. “Oh I saw this really dope quote on tumblr so now I’m gonna say some deep shit so people can reblog it” *types* the uneasiness of my mind is equivalent to that of the pirate when he hears the song of a siren #deepaf It annoys me that being ‘deep’ is a trend now. And with all trends, it’s nothing but platonic. How ironic, deep ain’t so deep anymore. A lot of people no doubt want to be Social Media famous and a way to be that is getting likes and recognition on your social media account. These days the types of things that get recognition are things relating to being woke or ‘deep’. It seems like being ‘deep’ is now a lot of people’s ticket to getting recognised. It’s a wonderful thing to be influenced by those around you or to want to emulate a person or live your life based on a particular idea. But, it’s also a wonderful thing to be thoroughly educated so that when you meet an Aida who asks a lot of questions, you don’t get backed into a wall and subsequently embarrass yourself.
I want everyone to be educated on Earth and the inner workings of the human. If that equates being deep, then yes, I want everyone to be deep. But, understand this: just because your fashion sense is influenced by generations passed, you follow chakabars on IG, you mistakenly read TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, you went to that one yoga class and got your ‘chakras in check’, you sometimes smoke weed on the weekends and your roommate burns incense does not make you ‘deep’.
Come to think of it, what qualifies as being ‘deep’?
I guess there isn’t a definition of what ‘deep’ really is. I guess it’s those things said or done that aren’t necessarily to be fathomed on any given day. (Let’s be honest, it’s not generally seen as ‘normal’ to casually say “the uneasiness of my mind is that of a pirate when he hears the song of a siren” ) Just Sayin’
Everyone wants to argue ‘individuality’ but everyone is just like everyone.
OOOOH, MAJOR SHOUTOUT TO SIMONE BILES & SIMONE MANUEL!