What inspired this post was all the stuff we, as humans, do either in reality or in our heads that we hope no one sees or knows about. But not weird, shiesty illegal stuff. I’m just talking about every day small stuff we do.
One of the essential factors of being a socially functional human being is knowing what you should and should not tell to others so that they don’t look at you like you’re wearing a Justin Bieber mask in a pink tutu. Everyone knows there are certain things that everyone does but never shares with other people. For example, littering. Every one has the occasional minor piece of garbage that we discreetly discard because we’re either lazy, a chronic litterer, or too far away from the garbage can, but no one tells people about their littering practices. It’s just not something you share, no one needs to know and mostly they don’t care. Also, there are a few things that are just creepy….
Here’s a list of a few things I know FOR A FACT (ok well 90% sure) every one does but doesn’t share with others:
I don’t believe that these websites were created for anything besides creeping. I’m sorry. You give people a blank canvas and tell them to talk about themselves….they’re going to tell you everything. It’s just human nature. There are varying degrees of what people share via the internet, some are much more open than others, but there is still basic facts that everyone shares like city of residence, school of attendance, who you hang with, etc. SO with all that information floating around about people and the ease of access to that information, I mean who can help themselves? Now I’m old enough to remember life before the internet was on and popping, and if someone said “Facebook” you’d just give them the side eye. The only way you found out stuff about somebody is if you asked them, asked their people, or hired a private eye. But Facebook gives you access to what someone likes, what they like to do, and if you dig far enough in their photos you can see what they used to like, what the used to do, and who they used to hang out with. You can find almost anything you need to know about most people.
With all that being said….
You shouldn’t go around telling people all that you know about them because you spent an hour the previous night FB/Twitter stalking them. They will think you’re either creepy, crazy, or thirsty. Although it’s virtual staking, it still has the same level of stigma and creepiness associated with it as real, hiding in the bushes, snatching your people up stalking . Don’t believe me, go ahead, tell someone that you twitter/facebook twitter stalked them. See what happens.
Become Celebrities In The Car/Shower/Or Other Private Space
When we’re alone we all think we’re Beyonce/Usher. I know you’re trying to play it cool and act like you didn’t watch the “Single Ladies” or “U Don’t Have to Call” video thirty million times like I have but don’t act like when you’re in your house all alone and your favorite song comes on your iPod shuffle you don’t hop up and transform into the next ABDC (America’s Best Dance Crew) leader.
No one else does this? Oh okay then. *side eye*
What about when you’re in the car and that song that has been stuck in your head for the past five hours comes on and you’re at the stop light ? You don’t crank the volume ALL THE WAY UP and scream until your lungs can no longer fuel your song-filled passion any longer? And what about when you walk pass a bunch of reflective surfaces, like a huge mirror, and no one else is around. Can you really fight the urge to check yourself out and act like there’s paparazzi following you? Heck, I can’t!
Whenever I’m alone and the possibility to jam arises, I take it…..and I’m sure you secretly do too.
Fantasize About Life with Super Powers
So this very well could be just me, but I have always wished I had a super power. One of my fave franchises is the X-Men and one of my favorite powers was ShadowCat’s ability to walk through solid objects. If I had to pick a superpower it would probably be a combination of Prue’s powers from Charmed and Professor X’s powers. If you didn’t watch Charmed, which I’ve seen every season at least 7 different times, Prue Haliwell was the oldest, and most powerful, sister until she was unfortunately killed [i.e. the actor’s contract was up]. She could move things with her mind, project herself into two people, and eventually she could move stuff with her hands. I think that’s pretty awesome. Then of course you have Professor X who can hop on in to people’s minds, control their actions, read their minds, and sense other mutants. The combination of those sets of powers would make me the most awesomest person ever, except for the whole metal helmet that Magneto wears to keep Professor X out of his mind, that would be an issue. But then again if I could just move the hat off his head with my mind the entire problem would be solved……wait what was I talking about???
Oh yeah. Other people’s powers…
With all the comics, fantasy novels, and franchises built on the premise of people with superhuman powers I know I can’t be the only one who has imagined themselves with super powers….I’m just saying.
Cry When Mufasa Dies in the Lion King
Ok, so this one may not really be a secret for a lot of people, it certainly isn’t for me, but still Mufasa’s death was one of the most heart-wrenching, mortifying, and mind-boggling murders that was every created. I know it’s a cartoon but still the treachery, the deceit, the lies…..OH THE INJUSTICE!!!! Every single time I watch that movie, I cry when Mufasa dies. Went saw it in 3D with my mom last year, and at 21 years of age I bawled when Mufasa died. I actually started tearing up when Zazu went to go tell Scar and Mufasa about Simba being in danger because I knew what was coming. I KNOW I’m not the only on who is touched by the Murder of Mufasa the Lion.
Well folks, that’s all I can think of! You know of some other things that everyone does but tells no one about? I’d love to hear it.
Also, here’s some music to get ya going!
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”-Matthew 6:34
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”-Matthew 6:27