You’re Probably Not Going To Read This but seriously, when did the world become so sensitive. I grew up in an era when comedy was literally a way of life and when you don’t have a lot of money, humor is what got me dates with some of the more attractive women in the world.
So, when I’m online tweeting, facebook’n or whatever else platform I use to get my comedic itch off, I never expected people to be so angry with it. Got me thinking of the line from ‘The Dark Knight’ where Joker asked ‘Why So Serious?’ And it makes me ask you guys, Why So Serious?
What happened between 2009 to our present day that caused the world to forget what comedy was. I understand some things are said in bad taste like this:
I mean, in today’s world, that’s kind of a rough thing to say. Especially with the #MeToo movement and everything, you gotta be careful. Cause I was then asked a question after my response to the tweet was ‘He being rational or a sexual predator.’ But honestly, I refuse to even indulge any further into that.
But then I tweeted something for a topic for my blog looking for responses from my followers and it turned into a weird, back and forth with one particular twitter user.
I received some great responses, some that made me laugh and others that made me scratch my head. One person said:
My reply was simple:
Now, I don’t see what I said wrong at all. Honestly, I’m still rereading this tweet wondering what I could have said to cause the reaction I received but here is one that really caused me to scratch my head:
Now, I don’t know in what Hooked-On-Phonics world was she able to turn my tweet into this, but man, you gotta be kidding me. So, because I find my woman attractive enough that I couldn’t allow 48 hours to pass before I make an attempt to have intercourse I am now a sexual predator?
It boggles my mind how someone can create such a narrative in their head where they feel the way this woman above feels. I’m not sure if it’s a personal issue for her, but the word ‘pounce’ should have never caused such a reaction that it did.
Again, I grew up in an era where making jokes was a thing to do. Being able to deliver quality jokes put you in an upper echelon with your friends. So it’s crazy to me how something so tiny could be blown out of proportion.
I always figured laughter was medicine for everyday’s stress but it seems as if people aren’t trying to fill their prescriptions. They’d rather fight, argue and place blame, instead of relaxing and letting go of the problems even if its just for a fleeting moment.
So I urge you to cherish life and the small moments you have to smile, laugh or spend time with the people you love. Life is already hard, don’t make it harder on yourself. But then again, You’re Probably Not Going To Read This.