Actually I’ve always known for a fact that everybody is weird.
Not sure if you guys have seen “Fruits Basket” before or not. It’s a Japanese anime that was made like 10 years ago? I remember I was in secondary school at that time. There’s something about Japanese shows, at least when I used to watch them few years back, there are deep meanings behind the storyline, not sure if the shows are shallower nowadays.
When the female lead was young, there’s a game they played in school called “Fruits Basket” where everybody is assigned to be a fruit and she is assigned by her classmates to be an onigiri. It works like a “Blow wind blow” kind of game where the name of the fruits will be called, and those who are assigned that “fruits” name are supposed to get up and run to another seat. Okays. I’m quite surprised that I actually remember so much (this is amazing) and if anyone of you out there who watched it and this is not what that happened, then kudos to myself for coming up with such great storyline.
In the game, the term “onigiri”, will never be shouted by others. The thing is, while each and every one of us are individuals with unique personality, we are “crowd” creatures. As we exist in groups, there are a part of us that cannot be accepted by the others or by the society as a whole, while in the process of “growing up” or surviving, we’re forced to “rub” away these sharp edges that are unable to fit among majority, Ironic thing is, is being a part of “majority” a good thing? While being in a majority, creativity is lost, indifference are not supposed to exist, we turned into a bunch of complacent “yes-man” who follow what other says. Those who are aren’t able to “rub” away their edges on the other hand unfortunately or fortunately, became the minority of people who are “out-casted”. Humans, no matter how great or how smart we think ourselves to be, let’s face it, we’re still animals. There’s this survival instinct that is within us that can adapt to extreme situations for survival, what’s more to adapt ourselves to social situations like this? But, tangent to the point that I wanna make.
There are always differences between people, and no matter how open-minded one really is, or one thought himself / herself is, there will definitely be a certain line where you think you’re right, and no amount of preaching / telling / scolding will change a person’s mind until one day he / she finally experience the same situation and feel the same way. There are always 2 sides to a coin, or more if you prefer, while one person think he / she is right, and one or more person join that person in thinking what he / she is right, they will always think that is right. A group of people who thinks they’re right will always think they’re right, if there are a minority of people who told them that what they think is wrong, they group of people will try to change the minority of people.
Know this: Once a person tell you something that conflicts with what you believe, and you can’t listen with an open mind and instead think the other person is a total bullshit, tried to change that person’s thinking, refusal to give a second thought to it, that’s it, you’re fixated in your own beliefs and are unable to see from another perspective(s).
But of course in theory, everybody can speak what they feel, I for one, is quite a judgmental person.
So what am I trying to do? Just normal ranting.
Disclaimer: If the above situation happen to be related to any real life events, please know that it’s a coincidence. Just thinking about a lot of random things recently, and this is just one small portion of it.