I’ve been a psychology major for long enough to know that just because A is not B, it does not necessarily follow that B is not A. Okay, fair, you don’t need to be a psychology major to know this is true. Really, you just need some common sense, a good head on your shoulders. And really it doesn’t even need to be good. It could be filled with bad thoughts and icky images and terrible jokes and you could still grasp the above concept. It’s a logical fallacy or something along those lines? Anyone know? Whatever. Getting tangential.
What I am getting at here is that maybe laughter is sort of shot of anti-loneliness. Isn’t that nice? Next time you’re sitting alone in your room, listening to Florence + The Machine, weeping quietly because the PBR you’re drinking is now warm, and dreading the meeting for the night because it’s the one thing standing between you and a double Tanqueray Tonic, just remember to LAUGH! Even amidst the terrible preceding situation—that I’ve completely imagined—there’s just something so relieving about a giggle, guffaw, or scoff. Oh, you can also feel free to snicker, chortle, chuckle, hoot, or titter. Just promise that you will never gurgle. Ish. That word is not the same as laugh, thesaurus.
I was bothered. And not even because they were vocalizing their annoyance with our conversation (perhaps too loud, too inappropriate), but because it struck me in that moment that Gustavus Students were being mean to other Gustavus Students. Granted: I’ve had the realization before; I am not so naïve that I believe everyone is smiles and friendly gestures. It was just the wave of “Holy Shit. We’re too mean to each other.”
Listen, I get that I’m no perfect being of congeniality and contentment, but I would be willing to put myself up there with some of the nicest people you’ve met. Jesus…conceited much? Haha!
For real though: LAME SAUCE, ladies! Life’s to freaking short to spend time belittling or mocking. Let’s all take some initiative to put some smiles on some faces, rather than rip said faces to shreds.
You know what the nicest thing about having this blog is?
I get to learn some lessons along the way too.