Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Simon Says..

..jump. Simon says pat your head. Simon says stand on one leg. Simon says wear silly bandz. Simon says skinny jeans are in. Simon says vampires are attractive. Simon says cartoonize your facebook profile picture. Simon says housewives are lame, and stay-at-home moms have no life. Simon says buy an iphone. Simon says unless you have a university degree, you're nothing. Simon says if you're older than 20 and you still respect your parents' wishes, you're a loser. Simon says, say mooo! Simon says gladiator sandals are in. Simon says gladiator sandals are so last yeaar..

Simon says, do what I say, because that is how it should be.

Is there no room for individuality in our modern world!?
It is naively believed that freedom of choice exists. Look around you, open your wardrobe, look at your ipod playlist, the contents of your fridge, what you do in life, your beliefs and moral values.. were all those based on your choice? Are they different from your neighbor's? Friend's and relatives'? Or are we all leading identical lives? Our likes and dislikes? Our perspectives?

No one dares to be different or think outside the box. No one dares to be free.
Why? Because Simon said we shouldn't be, and honestly, who are we to defy Simon?! He is wiser and much cooler than we are. We're just a flock of sheep.

*To those who might get offended.. give me a break, will ya?!*


ʝusᴛ❤ʝᴇss said...

Just wrote an essay on such a concept : )
But we give consent, this is why the world is the way it is, we chose simon, and we allow simon, and now no matter what we do simon gains from it whether we rebel or not. Sad world.

Noor said...

That is so true. And we do it just so we can blend in and look cool, not because we like it...
Really great intake on the subject.

Mariam said...

@Jess, I just don't understand how people don't see this! True, it's a very sad sad world.

@Noor, this is why most people find me weird!

Noor said...

Really awesome blog, and AMAZING photography.... You have tremendous talent!!!

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

Mariam said...

@Noor, thanks!!

@Lloyd, thank you! So glad you enjoyed reading this blog! Nice of you to drop me a comment!

jnana said...

true true say!

wrote something similar here: http://spill-beans.blogspot.com/2010/01/we-arent-free-much.html

Sabirah said...

I completely understand what you're saying. I love one hadith that I always think of when I see people getting so caught up in the "worldly" things and what's in/whats not......etc.

This hadeeth was narrated by Muslim (145) from Abu Hurayrah who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Islam began as something strange and will revert to being strange as it began, so give glad tidings to the strangers."

Anonymous said...

Very nice blog I just come accross.

This post is very true. We think we'd better do as Simon says as everybody around seem to agree with S.
When you try to choose by yourself, people think you're weird or out of your mind!

muslimah93 said...

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