Oct 26, 2008 - Uncategorized    30 Comments

What makes me awesome?

“I don’t like myself. I’m CRAZY ABOUT MYSELF!”

Hang on people, these are not my words, good ol’ Mae West said them over half a century ago. The reason I am repeating them is I have had a massive writer’s block for past four days. I wanted to get some serious writing done this weekend and all I did was waste time in facebook and commented on everyone’s status. While looking for inspiration to get going, I checked out Sunday Scribblings. It’s a blog that generally gives out a topic that people can write on. “I don’t like myself. I’m CRAZY ABOUT MYSELF!” is their current topic. Yes, those who choose to write on it are requested to brag about what makes them proud about themselves.

Barney from ‘How I met your mother’ generally introduces himself like this: “Hi I am Barney, I wear suits and I am awesome.” I am not Barney and I don’t wear suits but I sure like to think that I am awesome on the following counts:

I have not written a Pulitzer Prize winning book (yet), nor have I won a Nobel for Peace but what I have done all my life is that I have pushed boundaries and I sure as hell will continue to do that. If anyone asks me what my single greatest contribution to humanity is, I would say it is pushing the socially accepted norms and doing things that people said I couldn’t‎ do. I have also not done things that people said I could do, so yeah, I am a bit of a non conformist and am quite happy about that too.

Some may call me flighty, but I would like to say that I have varied interests. I have done everything from retail sales to journalism to copy writing to hardcore activism to teaching to television production to painting and pottery to amateur theatre. And that’s just the beginning; I am open to all new things and have my heart set out on a couple which I am going o try out next.

Among other things, I have managed to make some truly wonderful friends along the way. They are my biggest treasure and even if I feel down at any point in life, they make me feel wonderful about myself. I can’t take all the names here because there are so many fabulous friends I have, but I would like mention three of my friends who have loved me warts and all and at times, they have loved me precisely for my imperfections. If I am not in the best of spirits, Leena would tell me I am the smartest one, Erum would tell me I am the hottest one and Sohnia would tell me that I am just plain awesome. If I have managed to convince these three absolutely wonderful people that there is something special about me, then there must have been something special. I can safely say that I am awesome, in any case, humility is over rated, way over rated.

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30 Comments

  • Awesome!

  • Doing your own thing and making your own rules is definitely something to crow about!

  • Well you have got some serious competition.

    Lets make a deal.

    You can to be the most awesomest girl and I can be the most awesomest guy.

    No treading on each others territories.

  • Well you’re awesome because you’re you 😀

    And I’m awesome because I’m me and theres no one else in the world I’d rather be 😀

    Friends are great things…to be able to share your life with them, even greater!

  • Hopefully, your writing block has disappeared. Good brag. BJ

  • Breaking socialisation patterns and being the iconoclast makes for a special kind of awesomeness.

    Keep at it, the words will follow you.

  • And you’re cool..too!

  • Now I can understand why you have mentioned ‘Jack of all’ in your occupation.

  • B. Roan,

    strange as it may sound, but bragging actually helped and i did get some work done.

    humanobserver,

    Now you know, in fact i have left out a couple of less salubrious jobs i have had as a part timer during my college days.

    Che,

    How about being the most awesomest people?

  • our multi-talented taz! moste impressive lists of interests 🙂

    we all need best friends to tell us sometimes that we are perfect, beautiful, intelligent, right. we all need to hear that.

    P.s. commenting on fbook statuses is the panacea to all ills. lol. atleast thats how i view it

  • Sidrah,

    Its may have been love that makes the world go round, but its your friends who make sure that your world gets to stay stable for you.
    Do you know that the three friends I have mentioned here live in London, Toronto and Montreal respectively and yet manage to make me feel great .

    Awesome, they all are.

  • We think you’re awesome, too, Tazeen!

  • Hmm ok I can live with that.

  • Hey Hottie,

    “May there always be work for your hands to do, may your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your windowpane, may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”
    – Irish Blessing

    XOXOXOX

  • Hey Hottie,

    “May there always be work for your hands to do, may your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your windowpane, may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”
    – Irish Blessing

    XOXOXOX

  • p.s. never stop being crazy about yourself.

    “Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
    – Eleanor Roosevelt

    [i know i know – no more quotes :D]

  • “Among other things, I have managed to make some truly wonderful friends along the way.”

    you truly have wealth in those friends — you should be proud… bravo to you! 😉

  • me me..tazeen i m ur friend toooo hehehe. and yes i have always thought you are awesome 🙂

  • Modesty is for people in denial. I’m glad we agree. 😉

    Strut that thang?

  • Aditya, Erum and Rob,

    Thanks a lot people,

    Labia,

    Oh yes, strutting is the name of the game …

  • Humility is sure over rated. And Barney is oh so AWESOME! I love HIMYM!

  • 🙂 be like that

  • Being non conformist is also conforming 🙂

  • lol barney. And I thought I was the only one who watched that show. Well everybody knows im always awesome because im an architect like (“have you met my friend”..)….Ted Moseby!

  • Labia…Tee hee hee

  • True Story?

  • Vodka and ren Crow,

    nah, there are enough people who watch ted Mosby and Barney, thats why the show has been running for i dont know how many seasons.

    Ersalan,

    Kaunsi story bhai, if you are referring to my fabulous friends, then yes i have them and they say great stuff about me all the time, Erum comments here frequently, but leena and sohnia prefer a more private way of voicing their opinions.

  • It’s a debate to decide whether humility is overrated or under-rated but melodrama is something I am pretty sure one can do without.

  • Btw you should read the poetry of Omar Khayyam his journey seems to be equally as exciting and he describes it beautifully.

  • modesty is like the underwear; necessary but if it shows, then it’s indecent. So strut ur ishtuffff…..on my saner days (fewer ), i also do that.

    I too dig “how i met ur mother”

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