11.29.2009

Mediocrity and Pissed-off-ness

Disclaimer: For the uninitiated, this post drips a vain and high-n-mighty attitude. If you know me well, you'll understand. If you dont, and still think the post oozes all that, fuck off.

College really pisses me off sometimes. Yes, I have an awesome set of friends in there and they are the reason why I go to college. But apart from them, the whole atmosphere there is, I may say, really disillusioning.
A thick fog of mediocrity hangs about forever. It's very disappointing. The average person on the campus is someone who comes, sits and gets back to his place. He comes to college for a degree and to sip his cup of chaaya. He doesn't care what's happening around him (as in the world), for he doesn't process such stuff up there. Thank god college is not filled with these species, for a lot of unfortunate people would have gone for the rope (or the dope) had it been so.

So here's something I'd really love to tell the faceless person in the crowd someday. Maybe I'm just exaggerating but again, if you really care for your time, go read the newspaper or soemthing.

1. Dont be the Average Joe. If you still are, understand for Gods sake that the Average Joe isn't very proud of being so. He's just a dumbass.

2. I dont need to have a goddamn reason for everything I do!! Just cos I wear a smiley badge to college one day, it doesnt mean I'm now a vaastu or tai-chi or whatever person. I wear it cos I can. Go dig your nose if you have any problem with that.

3. Sitting in the back row doesn't necessarily make you god. And for the fools who ridicule the guys sitting right up front, lemme tell u that we laugh our asses off, get online and tweet about it sitting there, while your sorry arses get picked on to answer a question by some prof.

4. Movies is not always equal to malayalam movies. There exist English movies that are not equal to porn. And English movies are not always equal to action/thriller.

5. Oh yes, a lot of people dont give a damn about politics. Maybe we're just not that passionate. Also, see #6.

6. When I say Fuck off, I mean it. Nobody says fuck off for the panache.

7. Nobody needs to turn heads when someone talks in English or uses some expletive. Sonofabitch is just the same as panna naayinte mone.

8. If you dont listen to metal, you can have my sympathy (and my collection if you bring a portable HDD). If you show your disdain/disgust(god save u!) for it without being asked, accept the finger.

9. There exist a lot of people who have interests other than what's required in the syllabus of the goddamn university. Just because someone reads a book on python or microcontrollers it doesnt mean you need to panic.

10. Relax, goddammit.

11. Girls, wearing tshirts is sweet :D The ones who usually don't needn't be embarassed to do it the first time (pun unintended :P )

Feels good to have administered CPR to the blog :) S4 starts soon. Hmm six semesters to go...

16 comments:

n i t i n said...

" 5. Oh yes, a lot of people dont give a damn about politics. Maybe we're just not that passionate.
6. When I say Fuck off, I mean it. Nobody says fuck off for the panache.
8. If you dont listen to metal, you can have my sympathy (and my collection if you bring a portable HDD). If you show your disdain/disgust(god save u!) for it without being asked, accept the finger.
10. Relax, goddammit.
11. Girls, wearing tshirts is sweet :D The ones who usually don't needn't be embarassed to do it the first time (pun unintended :P )
"

Monnaayyy... u just echoed some of my thoughts in a beautiful way. god bless devil bliss you.

n yeah, good to cya back bro. u have a lotta check in mine. ;)

/urgu said...

My sympathies.

Deepthi said...

Heyya dude..i jst gotta stress point#3...first bench is like total freedom once u get the goddamn hang of it...Plus u get to do have all the fun n walk away wid the best f sessionals...now dat involves a lotta tact ;)

They say u're sittin rite under the prof's nose but ha! fer cryin out loud...noses dont see...idiots!! And it turns out that backbenchers r alwez the *apples of the profs' EYES*..So there! But yeah it takes a lotta guts to sit in the first bench n have all the fun(& the grades)..

Deepthi said...

Nd another one...#6..Yeah, dude, yeah...there is a general opinion that sayin "fuck" is for showin off n bein punk. First of all, we have a lotta other things to show off rather than a four-letter english word with a stinky meaning...If ya ask me, fuck jst throws out all the negative energy that has accumulated over u for a period of tym...energy that has the potential of consuming the sanity of the user..Ohk..i've used enuf feng-shui, taichi n szechwan(szechwan?)

But once u think of it,isnt using it a..err..non-violent way of venting out dark chi(?)?? I mean, there r occasions when u DO feel the urge to punch the person next to you IN DA SNOUT...n u jst limit it to a cute li'l word...Now dats calm! I'm sure tuxer-bhai wud agree wid me on this :D

Srivardhan said...
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Srivardhan said...

"A thick fog of mediocrity hangs about forever"
that, in a nutshell, says it all!
Awesome post! I empathize completely!

Sriram said...

@nitin: Yup back buddy... Need to catch up with everyone on the blogosphere :)

@urgu: Thank u :D

@Ds: yeah forgot to talk about sessionals! Boy they just take the cake :)
Guess you're one of the few females who can do a thesis "on the fword: its nuances and aesthetics" :P

@Srivardhan: precisely *Sigh* Oh boy I should NOT missing the next LnD!

Hari said...

Empathies galore!

Every other asshole in the college is an average joe, and there's seriously nothing you can do about it.

But wait.
"In the land of blind men, one-eyed-man is King."

So cheers, rejoice. And _|__ to those goddamn retards!\m/

P.S. Superb comeback post! :P

The Blue Indian said...

Whoa! Look who's back like a phoenix from the asses...er..ashes!

As a lifetime member of Last Benchers Inc., I take offence at the concerned line. We grew up in technologically challenged days, so there was no Tweeting from mobiles during lectures. Our entertainment was eating snacks and playing Hangman during lectures, both activities requiring the serene location of last benches!

BTW, I thought you'd include this too-

"* Just because you guys like fast cars or "Dhoom" bikes while I like trains, that does NOT mean I am a maniac or abnormal. Trains are equally exciting too."

Sriram said...

@hari: \m/ Thanks bro :)
@karan: Eh no I've actually found an IRFCAn (silent one) in college! And man now the front benchers' situation is awesome :D

Gautam Sasi said...

Attaboy...wud very well hav gone 4 an RT had it been a 'tweet'...;)

Prathik said...

What can I say?? An apt post, mate!! I know exactly what you mean. After all, I was there for a year!

Grab onto your friends, dude!! They are your lifelines!! Well, obviously you know that already!!
Ciao!!

Manish said...

Ha! Good to see some support for us front-benchers, finally. I completely agree with you on that one.

Nice to see that the stand-out spirit still stands out and you haven't become one of the "average joes" :-)

PS: I second Karan's comment. And the two of you are probably the only lucky ones I know to have fellow railfans in college. It sure is fun to have some company :-(

Sriram said...

@gautam: Well u and I know it better mate. Anybody looking fwd to Dec2? *&#$^)*&

@Prathik: Thanks for stopping by dude.. Hope u're doin fine over there! And yeah i thought things would improve after 1st year or so but naah its all the same :|

@manish: :D

n i t i n said...

adi monnaayyy... now that you're back.... can you write up some more...bro.... phleez...:)

Hari said...

Nice post.
You are right about the whole college atmosphere.
The thick fog of mediocrity is a universal phenomenon.
The vast majority of the people live in awe of some few 'gods' and don't think or act for themselves.And on top of everything, they expect everyone to be like them. That's how college (and world) is!.