I might as well resign to being called a goat at this point... because the way things are going right now, I'm about to be sacrificed in a centuries-old ritual called "arranged marriage".
Even if I could speak up, I have no logical or valid reason to do so - "Mom, Dad, I can't agree to meet this guy because I have unrequited feelings for another guy, who by the way is the same person you wanted me to stop talking to months ago but is now my best friend!"
I've been re-thinking this now, after a Reiki training session with my instructor (whom I look up to as an older sister ). Maybe the whole arranged thing isn't so bad after all... so I'll hold off all judgment until I meet the guy in person next month. Plus, I have to admit he looks kind of cute - for a fellow Kashmiri.
Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible... and then some.
Watching a show about fake Britain, ie: con artists and rip off merchants etc..
But what I noticed was the real fakery: Everyone assumed that the products made by the mainstream companies (setting the standard) were any less fake. But it's not the fact it's fake, it's the form of the fake. The knock-off products were ripping off the company (although conveniently not mentioned directly in the program instead they tried to explain the risks to the customers: which, given that it was shaving razors by Gillette meant the risks boiled down to: Oh it is a bit blunt and doesn't shave as well).
In any case, the mainstream fake vs the mainstream company were highlighted in favour of the more important, but less focused on, true fakery, which is that this program was essentially just a prolonged advertisement for Gillette.
Realities behind reality.
'Consciousness is not simply a sensory-perceptual affair, a matter of mental imagery, as the contents of our mind would have us believe. It is deeply enmeshed with the brain mechanisms that automatically promote action readiness' - Jaak Panksepp
Yeah, this is not ending any time soon. I am fairly well prepared to be doing this when I am old and grey and everyone is just patting me on the head as I ramble on about internet chat gatherings, awkwardly waiting for me to settle so they can go on and live their actual lives. BUT YEAH! VENT PARTIES 4EVA.
AND THE REQUESTED GUEST OF HONOR FOR THE NIGHT IS @uumlau!