Thursday, January 16, 2014

Why Pretend?

I'm a bit of a geek. (Okay, that's an understatement.) But yeah, being a geek, I am quite meticulous when it comes to the details of my favorite fictional and imaginary worlds.

Having said that, one of my pet peeves is people pretending to know or like something that they don't really know or like just to fit in, be it something new, like a current song that's trending or something old(er), like Star Wars.

striped beanie from my buddy Jacob / black zebra top/dress from Clique MNL / gold Wonder Woman cuff bracelets from Crave More / black boots from Cece

I once met this guy who asked me what my favorite movie was. I told him I love Star Wars and he told me, "Me, too!" and so when he asked me out on a date, I said yes, thinking we'd have an awesome time geeking out on Star Wars. Come date time, I asked him what his favorite Star Wars movie was. His response? "I like the one with the bears." Ewoks are not bears, good sir. #smh I never saw that guy again.

If you really need to pretend like you know something, like if you have to go to a meeting or attend an event for a brand that you know nothing about, then the least you can do is do your research beforehand and know enough about the subject matter to get by. Don't jump blindly into conversations thinking you know what you're talking about when you really don't. This will only make you look bad.

In most other situations, though, I feel that not pretending at all is always the best option.

Even if there's a whole conversation going on in front of you about something that you know nothing about, there is absolutely nothing wrong with admitting that. In fact, I have come to find that admitting you don't know something is one of the best things you could do coz it will help you learn new things, discover new things, and grow as a person.

I once asked a guy something about Harry Potter and he told me he had never read the books. Ever. This baffled me (What had he done during his childhood? How does he live?) But, if anything, it just intrigued me and made me love like him even more. *blush*

I actually constantly interrupt my friends during their conversations when they say a Tagalog word or make a reference that I'm not familiar with. Aside from learning and growing as a person, it has also introduced me to new songs, books and movies that I never would've delved into otherwise.

Remember: every day and every conversation is a learning experience, so make the most of it and don't waste it pretending to be someone you're not. :) That's my rant for the day. Lol. Good night!