And that's basically all you really need to know about me: I'm Indian- American, I love kpop and kdramas, I dance, and I love to draw. Now, just because it's all you need to know, doesn't mean that is all there is to me. So here are some things that people don't really mention when they're letting people get to know them: the way they think and see the world, what they think their purpose in life is, etc.
These are things that are so important about who we are as people, but we fail to let people know who we really are. And it's difficult. It is extremely difficult to open up to people and to let them know who you are, and what you have to offer. Even for myself, it is difficult. And the only reason I am doing it right now is solely because I am hiding behind a screen. That being said, here goes nothing:
I dislike small talk. It's awkward, and I'm awkward. So it makes me feel even more awkward. Not fun, but I guess it's just a part of life. There's usually not much going on in my day to day life, so I don't enjoy talking about everyday things. "How was your day?" Even if my day was bad, it is unlikely I am going to tell the person I'm talking to about it. We've been socially programmed to ask questions like "How are you?" and send back responses like "Fine, and you?" But so many of us are busy with our day to day tasks and lives that we really don't take note of how someone's day was, or if they're really doing okay. I adore deeper level conversations. It is extremely important as an individual to be able to have deep conversations about how we think the world works, or why we think we are the way we are, what happens to us after we die, etc. That's what I look for in friends. Someone who I can have fun with, of course, but can also be someone I can occasionally talk about the important things with. And that is the type of friend I intend to be.
Okay, well I believe I've made this blog post much longer than anyone intended. If you read this entire post, bless your heart. You're awesome. I'll just end it here with one of my favorite quotes.
"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me."