Showing posts from February, 2017

"Socially Awkward"

I have always found it difficult to make friends. Normal day to day interactions make me nervous. And yet, I’m often perceived as very confident and outgoing. Welcome to my world where opposites co-exist. I laugh & I smile. And I find it tedious. You see, I grew up in an unconventional setup; no parents; no siblings; raised by grandparents. And at one point of my life, I was an abuse victim. Mix all that up and you have a recipe for either a socially awkward guy or a psychopath. Thank God I am the former. (Still haven’t ruled out the latter.) For a large part of my life, I have been perceived as “weird”. When I was in school, I was widely unpopular for no apparent reason. I was most nice to people but they’d ridicule me or not talk to me at all. I kept trying to get into people’s good books for a while, but when that didn’t work, I gave up. I started getting into little tiffs with people who wouldn’t accept me. But I haven’t been the violent or disruptive type so my tiffs w

Man in a Woman's World...

Women are definitely a complex species, there's no denying that. But men and their complexities don't even get acknowledged. I mean, look around you. You have programs, support groups, support fan pages and what not for everything related to women. Don't get me wrong, I completely agree with the necessity of all that. I'm just saying, men are humans too. And to be honest, men need more support than women. Irrespective of what the patriarchal society believes, women are definitely the stronger sex. And the sooner we accept that, the better. Because once we do, we can start developing a decent support system for men. I think the biggest issue with men is the fact that we don't like to admit that we need help. But to be completely fair, it is due to our upbringing. Right from our childhood, we are conditioned to shun expressions of weakness. We are trained to cloak our vulnerability. We are taught to be stoic. And while I do understand the merit of this con