We all deserve some bragging rights now and then. For example, I like to brag about this very website which says a lot about my accomplishments or lack therof (yep, I’m fishing for compliments).
But some people brag about the dumbest shit.
Let’s see what kind of things people like to brag about:
Not Liking a Trend
The truth is, a lot of popular things suck, I’m not arguing with that. There are some bloggers that post the dumbest shit and yet advertisers love their stats. But there’s really no reason to be smug and pat yourself on the back for hating a popular thing. Being “anti-conformist” doesn’t make you smarter or better so there’s no need to brag.
Plus, have you considered if this trendy thing is actually good? A lot of people have iPhones and although I was all “Ew, I hate iPhones” two years ago, I love mine and fuck you if you think I’m stupid for liking it.
Going to Bed Early or Waking Up Early
Since when did going to bed at 3 am become uncool? On a normal day, I usually don’t fall asleep before 1 am and I can’t remember the last time I went to bed before 11pm. And why do people think they’re holy for waking up at the ass-crack of dawn?!
While my dad was hospital, I’d often chat with the nurses and I’d ask the night nurses how they managed. Most said it was kinda cool. When they got off work, everyone is groggy and they have to start work. The night shift people go home, rest, go to the gym or run a few errands and start work at night. Some will run their errands AFTER work which is probably better since everyone else is at work and just sleep until the night time. So they wake up at 5pm, are they inferior to you???
Being “Soooooo Old!”
Yea, I know,
I do this sometimes. You know, shake my head condescendingly at high school kids or sorority girls. When I teach my cooking classes at elementary schools during the week, I just feel the need to tell my students that once upon a time, we had to rewind movies (I also have to explain what rewinding is).
And the truth is, I’m really not “old” at all. I just feel old cause I’ve already lost both my parents and I’ve never played Wii. I really don’t understand why people like stating that they’re “old”. Why am I a better person for being older? Because my parents happened to have sex 20 years before this kid’s parents had sex?
So really, its your parents that deserve the bragging rights. Shut the fuck up.
What things have you heard people brag about that are completely stupid? What IS worth bragging about? Go ahead, brag a little.