Mind helping me out?
Long post.., ( If you get tired, skip to TL;DR)
Months ago, when I just joined mirakee, I was in a turmoil of emotions because I had tried many apps till now and none of them seemed to work out for me. None of them seemed to make me express myself the way I wanted to.
And like everyone of you who're still here, I loved writing on mirakee from the very first day.
I wrote about 12-15 posts and all of them were particularly different. Unique. And some of them even rhymed and I used to put up all kinds of pictures I liked from the internet into my write ups.
Before joining mirakee too, I've been writing for quite sometime in my notebook(s) whenever any thought would struck me and then I would draw some relevant sketch attached to it too.
But many a times, when sadness got particularly difficult to handle, I used to switch to memes, entertainment and casual relationships. They surely felt awesome, like an escape to reality, but somewhere down the line, I lost track of myself and when it hit me, I would resume writing again but it would again feel like a lot of work. As in, I would then not stop thinking about myself and would start over thinking with the length of whatever write up I wrote.
Then, an idea struck me when I started writing on mirakee, and the idea was to express everything in 10 words. The inspiration behind this idea was, memes. Everybody loves memes, and they can be comprehended within seconds. They're extremely addictive and if one wants to surf, one can surf for hours, and even if one just comes across one, it might just make him burst into giggles. And the pysche I feel in this is that, we're so engrossed in ourselves right now in this world of competition, where most of us don't even know the reason we burn our asses so much, specially in a country like India, that we're addicted to what makes us escape ourselves , which either strikes a chord or doesn't, and when it does, the more we end up thinking in that direction. And they're mostly on the lines of making fun of ourselves or something that's particularly hilarious and make us feel better about ourselves. And we work harder only to get high on these escapes by the end of the day. These escapes aren't just memes, but even alcohol, playing games endlessly, endlessly useless chitchat, and entertainment of ANY KIND. No wonder the entertainment industry is blooming so much recently, whereas, before the industrial revolution, they weren't even talked about. But, they're all escapes to.the reality we're caged in. They don't make us want to reflect upon ourselves, and that is why I thought of making short posts, like memes, that would make everyone think. Initially, I went crazy and used to post around 20-30 write-ups a day, and I got much response when I first started off and that's where I earned my first 100 followers from a mere 10-15. But somewhere down the line, the response depreciated and I just thought that maybe only I feel this way. And rarely anyone was trying to make an attempt to write short notes, and then I thought that maybe, people don't relate because they don't know the particular emotion behind it and then I started writing long captions along with 10 words quotes, and then I was heard again. But still, this didn't accomplish the idea I had in my mind. And it makes me sad that it holds no meaning as of now, although most people (I hope) understand what I'm talking about, and I want them to read the picture quote first and then move on to the next post, or read the caption as they please.
I will keep doing the same, although I don't know if it'd work or not, but, people have heard me best when I wrote this way.
And, I've realized that this isn't a work of me alone. I need people who'd contribute to this 10 word thing in their own way and spread it like wild fire. We need to reflect more over words than escapes, although escapes are important too, yet, someone needs to do this or we'll be left with a society of sadists who're purposelessly existing some years from now.
We need to live. We need constant reflection, and we need to do something we aspire to do too. Entertainment, or any kind of escapes, aren't all bad, but they shouldn't be abused all the time which what we're heading towards in this age.
If you've read this by now, please consider my words and repost at least, if not write.
Let this be heard by as many people as possible.
It's a lot of work for just me.
Mind lending a hand?
(Read caption above to know the thing in breif)