Friday, April 27, 2012

I'll Be There For You*

*Terms and Conditions apply.
Offer valid only if I'm in the mood to be there for you and if I have the time, which I never will. But anyway.

More often than not, when people say this line, they forget to include the asterisk and the attached terms and conditions. And we, stupidly enough believe them.

And even when its staring at us right in the face, for reasons best known to us, we choose to ignore the sign. And that's absurd really.

My point today is this- Nothing in life is unconditional anymore is it? We promise to be there for our best friends, we promise to love people forever, we promise to never give up.
But all of that is valid only when the world isn't being a bitch to you, and that is what maybe once a week, twice possibly if the gods are being kind?

Now I'm not just bitching about the world here like I normally do. Its me too. I'm selfish. More than I ought to be, and more than I want to be.

I want to be there for people, and I want to care. But I can't quite bring myself to. I don't know if its the heat, or the fact that life is annoying, but something has changed. And I think they call it growing up.

And that's just it. Life was simpler back then. And happier. And there were no implied asterisks that you had to watch out for.