Did anyone see 30 rock this week? I absolutely love that program–The Office was really the only television show I was into, and then I realised that not watching Tina Fey’s program when I have an EPIC girl crush on Tina Fey was just odd. The point is, YOU SHOULD WATCH IT! (Or at least tivo it with sincere intentions.)
I digress. In this episode Tina (or Liz as I believe she is called on the show) was dating this doctor who thought he was a magnificent cook, a fabulous tennis player, blah blah bnlah blah…well it came to light that he actually sucked at everything. Everyone was just being nice to him because he’s a sexy docta!
As of late I have been having a bit of an identity crisis and this episode made me wonder if I, too, have been living in a bubble.
This started last weekend. I had to spend time with Lover’s awful sister. His whole family is lacking in coolness if you ask me (and just in case you DO read this my dear, please remember that loving someone does not mean loving their family! :) ) but homegirl takes the fucking cake. She tells these exasperatingly long stories and really just rubs me the wrong way. Generally, I make a lot of effort to avoid people that don’t please me…but this is one thing I could not get out of.
Every time I said something, it was like she had this whole story about why what I said was wrong, or how I should rethink what I said. I mean, honestly? I know I have a big mouth. I know that may be bothersome at times…but I’m over it. We all have our idiosyncrasies, and it is what it is. Why the hell does she even care what I like? I don’t expect anyone else to agree with me or think in the same manner…and even though I might not like certain things, it doesn’t mean I dislike the PEOPLE associated with them. Everyone is different, bitch! Come off it!
She was just so utterly bothersome, but I think I’ve made my point that we just didn’t get on well.
However, she is a bit tricky, because she succeeded in making me think about some of the things that she said to me, almost a week later–and this is why I avoid people who have studied psychology extensively. I had a lover who also did, and like homegirl, he used his knowledge mostly for EVIL.
So now I’m wondering if I, too, have lived in a bubble which only includes people who love me…and it’s true, I really hate interacting with people whom I have not endeared myself to in one way or another.
Now I feel that many of my perceptions could just be reflections of people telling me what I want to hear! What a horrific thought!
I think we all have our own bubbles to some extent, but perhaps some people are more insulated, so to speak, than others.
What do you think? Do you believe in the idea of ‘The Bubble’ confusing your self-concept? Do you think YOU live in a bubble?
I’d love to know!