We’ve been left in the lurch

Photo by Espolòn Tequila on Unsplash
Photo by Eduardo Casajús Gorostiaga on Unsplash
  1. I don’t do a mainstream “job” job. Most of the jobs I’ve taken up were either low paying with high amounts of freedom, or just part time gigs. So what exactly am I gonna chat with them about? Corporate life was a significant topic of discussion at this gig.
  2. I do not live independently like the rest of the crowd. I live with my parents, and so there wouldn’t be much of a common ground to discuss the various aspects of independent living with them. Someone was procrastinating about how much spring cleaning they have to do the next day, and about how their husband needs to help them.
  3. I don’t fly internationally for “annual vacations”. I don’t need that vacation because I go trekking to near by locations almost every single week.
  4. I don’t have a relationship. At the party, there was so much talk about relationship and family and all the drama that accompanies those things that I just zoned out and started checking my phone. Gossip and family drama don’t interest me one bit. Not my circus, not my monkeys.
  5. Leading from the previous point, I don’t have kids, and neither wish to ever have them. They just suck the life blood out of you and leave you feeling tired and disgusted. There was a lot of talk about kids and their schooling, how some of the couples had to wake up early the next day to take their kids to the school and all that jazz. What am I gonna pitch in there? That I’m gonna wake up and do the dishes?
  6. And the last one. I’m not into fitness as a thing. That’s for people who are short on time, and have lots of other responsibilities. By the very virtue of being a trekker, “fitness” happens to be my life’s purpose. I don’t have to seek out “fitness activities” separately when it’s embedded into my very mission. No wonder I couldn’t find anything to relate when one of the ladies spoke about how she had to leave the party early for her couple Zumba class the next morning and everyone else was giving her their views on it. The fact that one needs to drive from one air-conditioned enclosed space after spending close to 9 hours in it all the way to another to work out and stay fit has always sounded extraordinarily weird and perplexing to me.



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I am an avid trekker, content writer, photographer and sports enthusiast. I write about trekking, society, overpopulation, lifestyle and veganism in general.