Heights of imagination

Ever found yourself wondering what would happen if there was a sudden meteor explosion today ? No? Just me? Well I guess I’m weird. But seriously whenever I’m not doing anything (which is like 96% of the time) I just casually zone out and start thinking about weird situations.
Just a couple of days ago, while I was in a public transport seated by the window, I zoned out, and by zoning out I mean fully unconscious of my surrounding and being in a sleeping-with-my-eyes-open type of condition. And I repeat I was in a PUBLIC transport. And just to add to the weirdness of the situation, guess what was going inside my head. No, I wasn’t thinking about the important crisis of our country or how to end world hunger, instead I was imagining how I would introduce my city to a foreigner. Yah, like literally, I was imagining a situation where a foreigner, who came to my city, is horribly lost and doesn’t know any Indian language and I’m the only person left for help (because obviously you would go to weird 15-year-old when you are in trouble right?) . And as I was imagining the entire conversation in my head, I didn’t even realize that I crossed my destination and was headed to a completely different location. When I snapped back to the real world seeing the sudden unknown surrounding, I was just 2 stops too late. So instead of just telling the driver to stop the car instantly (as any normal person would do), I waited for the next stop while panicking internally. Then I got out at a place which was about 20 minutes away from where I was supposed to go. Thankfully I didn’t zone out on my way again.
Even in school, I zone out sometimes and the most embarrassing part of it is that I sometimes mouth the words I say in my imaginary conversation and even mimic the expressions (I hope you understand the shame of the situation). Sometimes my friend see that and are like “Are you talking to yourself? Is something wrong? Do you wanna talk?” and I’m like “No it’s nothing like that, ok?” (Though I do talk to myself ). But honestly every time I’m just by myself my mind begins playing weird scenes.

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The mental image I have of the end of earth

The craziest one I had, was when I thought what would happen if the world started being destroyed like the movie ‘2012’ ; like so many people are in the shower or in their bathroom; would they run out naked trying to save themselves or would they put on clothes first ? (I’m sure that’s like world’s biggest question right now?). I told you it’s weird.
So do you sometimes think about such absolutely meaningless and weird situations that are probably never gonna happen ? Or are you normal and have a life unlike me ? Let me know in the comments.
Bye. Have a nice week ahead.

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Equality…or not

Equality is quite a powerful term in our modern society. Almost everyone is supporting equality and of course that is how it should  be. Everyone is born with similar rights regardless of their gender, sexuality, religion or skin colour. However to really think of it, are we truly supporting the concept of ‘equality’ completely ? Despite the fact that LGBT community are given much attention and support, lying within the darkness of society are people who can’t look upon a gay person with the same view as a straight person. These are the kinds of people who post in their Instagram ‘oh yes! I totally support the LGBT community’ but in real life they would find it hard to accept a gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender person as their sibling or bff. Due to the influence of internet, people have started changing their opinions according to the most trending hashtag whether they truly support it or not.
Then again there’s the stereotype of male dominance over the female in society. Although women have become a lot more conscious and the boundary lines are gradually diffusing but the complete removal of this line is still a farfetched idea. For example, how many people do actually watch women’s sports like football or cricket. Not just that, various activities like household keeping, cooking are still stereotyped as women jobs. And belonging to a patriarchal country, I sometimes wish that I was born as a boy rather than a girl. Even when the women stand up for their own right, they are just labelled as ‘feminist’ and not taken seriously.
I don’t understand when people fight over religion and political issues. To think of it whatever are written in the holy books are just opinion of some person. In fact everything in this world are just opinion of someone. Stuffs written in textbooks are the opinion of that author. Now it’s up to you whether you agree with it or not. But nowadays people just agree with whatever is presented to them without judging both sides first. Like when people see a crazy homeless person in the street, they immediately take a dislike towards them and (sometimes) even make fun of them. But no one thinks about the fact that probably the person has gone through some immense trauma in his life to become  mentally challenged. I know maybe I think a bit too much about such things. But think about it, the fact that males are superior is just  an opinion accepted by a lot of people. The idea of a female – male couple is also just an opinion that people think are the laws that can’t be disobeyed . It was probably some person was like “gays/lesbians/bisexual/transgender are so stupid. They aren’t normal. Straight people are best.” and then others agreed to it (coz people like whatever is presented to them); and now for that they are literally ruining other’s life.
Opinions are important for making progression as long as it doesn’t directly cause damage to someone else. I think we should respect everyone’s opinion whether we like it or not. Everyone should get a chance to express their opinion instead of just fighting over someone else’s. I don’t know how much I’m making sense if at all but I would really like people to just respect and understand opinions.
I am really sorry if I have unknowingly hurt you or your beliefs by this as that was not the point of my post. I would really appreciate if you share your ideas regarding this in the comment.
I have been partially influenced by this post . So you can check it out.
Bye. Have a nice week ahead. : )

Anime for life

Whenever you go to a concert or any events, you can always see people or rather mostly teenagers ‘fan-girling’ over some person or a certain piece of art (like movies, games etc.). So almost every teen has an obsession that eventually becomes the centre of their whole life. Well mine is anime.
Anime…So what is an anime? Google states anime is “a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children” .So to a normal person, it may look like just some random animation but for an anime fan it is much more than just a TV animation. Once you get hooked onto anime, it can literally ruin your life. Imagine combining suspense with romance and dreamy characters and then adding some amazing tunes and dialogues – yup that’s anime. However just like TV shows, all anime are not that good. But if you pick the right anime, it will get you addicted.
I remember just two or three months ago, I literally had no idea what is an anime. I had often heard about it from others but never thought of trying it out as it made no sense why some 15/16 year olds would be obsessed over some animated character. However one day as I was just casually browsing, I stumbled upon an anime website and decided to give it a go. ‘Well the worse that can happen is me wasting half an hour’ was what I thought but little did I know that this one decision will make me waste half of my life stressing over two  animated, imaginary guys fighting for their lives.
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Sword Art Online
The first anime I ever watched was called ‘Sword Art Online’. I wouldn’t describe it as the best anime ever created but to be honest, it was quite good. It is all about a virtual reality game called ‘Sword art online’. The main protagonist, Kirito, one of the million users of the game, logged in one day to find that they can’t log out and return to the normal world. So they stay struck on this virtual reality fighting to go home by completing all 100 levels of the game. It’s not that stressful to watch and has a good amount of romance.
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Death Note

I  think the best anime I have ever watched is ‘Death Note’.  Its really very thrilling and is full  of twists and turns. I absolutely loved it. It is about a high school boy called Light Yagami (quite a unique name) who one day find a death note, a diary that can kill anyone whose name is written in it. After acquiring the diary, Light goes on a killing rampage, killing all the criminals in the world to make a world of justice. However a mysterious detective ‘L’ tries to stop him.

There are also a few anime that are in my ‘watch list’ :-
1. Yuri!!! on ice (I don’t know why everyone is so obsessed about this)
2. Free! (why do these anime have unnecessary exclamation marks)
3. Attack on Titan
But apart from the fact that they provide great entertainment, it can ruin your life (as I mentioned earlier). And its not just anime, any sort of obsession over fictional or virtual character can prove to be quite dangerous. For an instance, instead of doing the million important tasks that I have, I just procrastinate by watching anime (which is not at all ok). Every time I have a task at hand, my mind starts generating thoughts like ‘it wouldn’t hurt to watch a single episode’ . But oh god, believe me when I say it is impossible to watch just one episode of an anime.
Also another problem I have is that my parents or my friends don’t understand my deep emotional attachment to it. So whenever I get emotional over a character’s death, they just look at me like ‘You are weird’.
So I feel like while obsessions are a great way of keeping one self entertained, but if it gets out of control it can be a great disaster in one’s life. But then again most obsessions do not last the entire of teen years.
So do you watch anime or is this a complete new term for you? Also let me know what obsession are you into?
(Sorry if you didn’t like the post. I promise I can do better. I wrote this on one of those days when I don’t feel like doing anything. : P)
Bye. Have a nice day. : )