Nowadays people blindly follow the others and try to justify it with a “just because it’s trending” tag. I recently noticed a few of them and upon further reflection, I was really amazed as to how poisonous some trend could be!
First of all the pointless memes and relentless tagging. Most of the memes are absolutely hilarious, I agree, but did you ever weigh the pros and cons? Okay so a clear picture of what exactly happens~ your friend tags you in a meme. You simply can’t resist seeing what it is up to, so you open your facebook account. Then starts commenting and counter-commenting. Then you aimlessly and unnecessarily scroll and scroll and laugh at some memes and tag your friends in most of them. Oh, and if you are online, then why not check out your notifications, respond to friend requests, etc until you finally realize that it consumed those handsome, otherwise useful hours from your day! I swear I saw a meme stating “Tag your friends so that they waste a few seconds reading this”, and another one stating the correct pronunciation of the word ‘meme’ itself along with common misinterpretations.
Next, there was this girl on YouTube nicknamed as “Dhinchak Pooja” whose video songs became to be as trending just because they were intolerable to human ears! She became a star with millions of subscribers and views on her channel. There were memes- lacs of them on how people hated her voice. Ironical that despite everyone hating her, she’s got such a huge fan following.
“Despa… cito!” Oh is it in Spanish? And how do we pronounce it? But it’s so catchy!
And how can I miss “Sayat.me” and “Sarahah.com” out here? When someone genuinely criticizes you on your face, then you can’t stand it but if you want to remain in the game, you need to indulge in this stupid exercise of accepting reviews and messages from anonymous people about yourself. What’s more, you post the good ones as your story or status and ask people stupidly who they are and smartly never reveal the ones where the those things were professed which you won’t like to hear. Of course, no one will be able to know about it! And the ones where your self-esteem was really assassinated, you post it on Facebook and criticize and abuse that anonymous people because yes, how dare they!
Dear people, you have to know that the world can even sell you poison (and it is already being sold) once it adhers to your taste and once you’re into that abyss of senselessness. Sans your senses to differentiate between what’s wrong or right for you or what’s useful or useless for you. Platforms like “Sarahah.com” and “Sayat.me” have absolutely nothing to do with your life’s fun or the golden years of your career but everything to do with their business. Yes, it’s simple… It’s their business and you’re just a customer. Drops make up an ocean but the ocean won’t die if that one drop is extracted out of it. That girl whom you hate to the core and laugh at the memes where she’s being abused because she’s so out of tune, she’s already made lacs out of those stupid songs in such a short time. Why? Ah, it’s simple. Idiots like you exist to entertain her cause. Afterall, it’s cool to remain in trend And remain updated, failing to which you’ll be termed as a nerd among your friends, which is far better than carrying the tag of a useless fellow for the rest of your life. And hats off to your general knowledge these days. You remain updated with memes which even tell you a movie’s release date, it’s review, it’s earning, it’s popular dialogues, etc.
And no, it’s not right or wrong. It’s just sad… Just because it’s trending!