Hey Guys! I think this is my second discussion post ever? I really don’t do those much… The first one was when I had just started blogging, so it isn’t that good hehe but still.
So reading is the good part. But then comes the horrible stuff which is judging. First of all we’ll look at the type of creatures who can judge you.
1.) Your frens-
I am not making stuff up, I will give you REAL EXAMPLES THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO ME. So I live in a society, and I went down to the park to read since the weather was nice and there were no shouting obnoxious kids nearby to disturb me. Looks like nothing could go wrong, right? Haha whelp you are WRONG. I was reading ACOTAR, now on the back it is clearly written in crisp black font, “CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT. NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER READERS.” I read about for half an hour, then my stomach starts rumbling since gosh DANGIT I forgot to bring chocolate so I start to go back when one of my friends suddenly appears out of nowhere and takes the book literally OUT OF MY FRIGGING HAND which definitely pissed me off to no end. Ummm in the end she saw the mature content part, gave me a nasty look and ran away. SEE THIS?? WTF?
2.) Your pet-
stop reading that book with the funny cover master, and GIMME FOOD.
3.) Your parents-
My dad thinks that only classics count as reading, but oh well that’s not true. I won’t say that I am a rebel child and I downright refuse to read those things. Believe me- I’ve tried. But I can’t read classics! My head starts hurting, then I think I am worthless then I get anxiety which leads to me overthinking about school and life in general, which is totally not a good thing. I know! I just can’t help it maybe I will try again, who knows really. And my mother is on a totally different side- she thinks that all reading is a sheer waste of time. I CANNOT HELP THIS.
4.)All the other people of the universe or your internet frens too-
the other frens are the Interweb ones, who you haven’t met. I am not saying that all people here judge me and that I am suffering from their wrath. NOPES. But. Someone messaged me on GR that my reading tastes were shitty, plus I should understand real reading and literature by reading classics since they couldn’t find any on my Goodreads account. I mean, wtf? It’s my life, I can read what I like!
Why it’s bad-
It makes a person mad and sad.(WELL THAT RHYMES, OH YES GO ME.) you know how annoyed one must become when they come home after a bad day at office or school or whatever, and this happens. You just make the person you are questioning and JUDGING question themselves, which is bad. Reeeallly bad, I tell ya.
why you shouldn’t do it-
1.) It’s a free world-
I was beginning to write that India is a free country, but then the mistake was realised and all was well. This is what Civics and political studies do to you, am I right?? Anyways, we all have rights given in various constitutions of the world. People are free to do what they want and what they like. You should NEVER EVER question anyone or their choices.
2.) It’s their damned life-
First of all, I would like to say that the readers aren’t wrong here. IT IS YOU who has made the mistake by interfering in their life. They can do WHATEVER they want and you shouldn’t have any problem with it unless it is affecting you. And I am not saying the thing that they rated a book you rated highly or a book you loved lowly. I am talking about real problems. WHICH AFFECT YOU AND YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS!!
I would just like to say that these things really drive me mad.
What you can do to shut them up-
Just confront them and SAY TO THEIR FACE that you can do whatever you want and the stuff I mentioned above and they will shut up! I know from personal experience! (Shhhh just don’t talk like this to your parents….. Who knows how long you’ll be grounded for)
In the end, this is INDEED a type of bullying and we should stop it. Stay cool and calm, and just say the things you want to their face!