Here in Australia last weekend, we celebrated Mother’s Day. A day where we take extra time out of our busy lives to appreciate the women who birthed us and nurture as unconditionally. A number of articles along the lines of “What it means to be a mother” popped up all over the World Wide Web giving thanks to the Mothers of the world. #Inspiring.
This got me thinking, what does it mean to be a human? Like, just a plain human being. Beneath the labels, the names and the categories we place everyone and everything into for ease of understanding for the organ formally known as the human brain? If we grasped the concept of what it means to be a human, would there be a need for National Commercialisation of labels days?
You know the one’s, days that are given names so we take time out to #celebrate them with multiple hashtags. Clogging up the Internet with irritating photos of how good you wish your life to be to others, but ultimately you’re living in the gap between what it is and what you wish it to be.
So I guess at the core, in order to be a human, one should not be a Kent. Now, I should point out that the word Kent does replace another word. Those that know me know that I do often use this word because I feel like it holds much conviction, and when you refer to someone as being one, you usually have good reason and definitely mean it. But in calling someone out on being a Kent, you are by no means being one yourself, I cannot stress this enough.
Probably the next point to make is make sure you are not being a fuckwit at any stage during your day or life. Now, fuckwits come in all shapes and sizes and can be tricky to spot, but with a little careful observation, you’ll get pretty good at it. Fuckwit’s have a general disregard for others personal space, feelings, and are generally disruptive. Fuckwits will spend hours at the gym, sitting on the machines waiting to capture the perfect moment for Instagram, or updating their Snapchat stories while sticking their tongues out like Miley Cirus, because that’s not a little disturbing. Now once again, in identifying and calling out people on being fuckwits, you are by no means being one yourself.
So what have we learnt here today? Well, if you are someone who is able to live without your head up your own or others arseholes, you’d have a detected a bit of a sarcastic tone, but behind that sits truth. The world we are allowing ourselves to live in right now is a bit of a joke. Many are blatantly displaying their incompetence at life on a daily basis via the Internet, and what’s worse is people are supporting this type of behaviour. What has happened to our morals? What has happened to our values? Are they still there? Should I write a course on it? And within it I’ll teach common sense and initiative, key attributes of being a human that are also sadly lacking as we “evolve”.
So if you’re reading this and you’re confident that you’re not a Kent or a fuckwit, then kudos to you. But if you’re reading this and you’re already keyboard warrioring a comment about how offensive post is, then perhaps have a look at this one, because it’s got your name all over it.