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HOW FUNNY MEMES ACTUALLY ARE?

by Team FUCCHA

  We are so busy humiliating each other, reading memes, following the trends on social media, putting hashtags to mock every little occasion we get, where are we heading to? While social media could have been so much more useful we are too busy mocking people, being a part of social media humour. Yes it is good to laugh, but is it healthy enough to laugh at the cost of others? Why have we become so meek and mean that today we cannot think of humour without mocking others. Be it the latest catch, our honourable minister Smriti Irani or the Bollywood veteran actors Alok Nath’s old story of mockery or the Hritik-Susane jokes that are trending on twitter or mocking Shah Rukh Khan’s superhit film Chennai Express or making fun of the honourable Prime Minister Mister Modi’s election slogan “ache din”. Where are we going? Is mocking some new person everyday what will change things? Yes, a revolution is needed, the opinions need to change, we need to see through the dark and develop as a nation. Everything, from politics to entertainment to social values to societal set up to safety issues, we need to change, we need to develop. But the need of the hour is to come as a whole and find good ways to do it. Am not against having some good humour and rounds of loud guffaw but am against the mannerisms of social media humour set today. Every other day we find a chance to mock some one or the other and yes that is the trend. One could sit on the computer all day and read and share articles and posts that are trending for the day, making someone the scapegoat. That has become an ideal entertainment. Alok-Nath-Memes8   It’s not funny anymore. Social media is a tool that could create a revolution in the journalistic world. The entire industry of media could change to a very positive new shape. What is needed is that the creative minds sitting on the other sides of their screens are busy creating ‘humour’ to be served. I am not saying that each and everyone’s creative energy is going in vain. There are hundreds who are still utilizing it in the perfect way. My point is neither to curb it completely nor make social media a melancholic, suffocating space. My idea is to put in some more efforts to think some more to be a bit more constructive. Humour is a great and probably the best way to convey serious, striking, important ideas and glued with sarcasm and irony it is in the best form. However, I want to make an appeal of stopping to mock individuals. Yes, we are surrounded with a bunch of ridiculous leaders, celebrities and public figures. We are a part of an extensively corrupt system. But mocking them may not be all the solution. It is only a good method to rant out our frustration in a light way. Let us put some more thought and soul to bring about a change. A funny post will be passed on, shared, laughed upon and forgotten. A good initiative will be shared, forwarded, thought about and impactful on the minds of people. Also, mocking somebody’s broken marriage, or someone’s choice of roles, or someone’s education is not a very healthy idea. And mocking it in the amount it has been is terrible. They all have had their situations and struggles and overcame it in the best possible way. To be specific, our HRD minister Smriti Irani has been a waitress, a model, an actress, a leader and now a minister. She has earned what she is today. Maybe she is not all that educated but still better off than so many other leaders we have today. Listen to her speeches, go to the seminars she attends, read her statements, you will know she is an excellent orator, a talented individual, a lady with a vision and a woman of substance. She has some very bright ideas to lead us to a better place. Similarly,other artists and celebs, they all have their stories, their skills and their strengths; let us take a break and analyse where do we stand? Yes, life is unfair, yes there are millions flourishing without being worthy of it. But hasn’t life always been like that? How much of an intellectual are you being by making some people soft targets of your gifted sense of humour? And how much of a rebel you really are when your only contribution to highlight the loopholes and appeal for change is making fun of someone or the other every single day? Ask yourself, interrogate, be introspective and take the next step. If you want to stand against something, try a little harder, reach a greater pedestal. PS – Memes are cool, I still stand by that idea. They are just overflowing and inching more and more to innocent people, which isn’t a very good climax.                      

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Article contributed by Ojaswini our sub editor. Ojaswini is pursuing English (Hons) from Bharti College (Delhi University). She is an avid reader and  loves travelling & writing.

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Category Archives: Lifestyle

HOW FUNNY MEMES ACTUALLY ARE?

by Team FUCCHA

  We are so busy humiliating each other, reading memes, following the trends on social media, putting hashtags to mock every little occasion we get, where are we heading to? While social media could have been so much more useful we are too busy mocking people, being a part of social media humour. Yes it is good to laugh, but is it healthy enough to laugh at the cost of others? Why have we become so meek and mean that today we cannot think of humour without mocking others. Be it the latest catch, our honourable minister Smriti Irani or the Bollywood veteran actors Alok Nath’s old stor