All my life, I regarded awkwardness as something explicitly disturbing and generally, a quality people tend to avoid. I didn’t like being awkward, I didn’t like people who were awkward, it’s just common sense.
The last few months, though, I noticed a new trend among young internet users. Being weird is now regarded as an irreplaceable quality that makes you look cute and charming and the life of the party.
This is a belief prevalent among girls, boys tend to consider themselves to be nerds, sexy nerds that is! I can not count how many articles I’ve read with the words “weird” and “cute” in the same sentence. If you spill a drink on yourself you’re awkward, if you’re clumsy you’re awkward, if you bumped into a gorgeous guy and dropped your textbooks, you’re awkward, but with a date!
Not to sound like a granny, but in my days awkward was a plague everybody ran away from. You can’t be charming and awkward at the same time, it is a natural law. It’s how the universe functions, with awkward people being weird and a virgin, and clumsy people being charming and sexually active.
I think the general confusion, comes from the meaning of the word. People tend to label everything remotely “embarrassing” as awkward. Which is kind of true, but not entirely.
For me, awkward is when your grandpa’s teeth fall out, while passionately explaining about his glorious young days, awkward is when you’re left alone with a friend of your best friend, and you stare at each other, for what seems like an eternity, because you have nothing to say except “Nice weather huh?”. Awkward is when you go to the office toilet, only to find your boss taking a crap there, awkward is when you laugh out loud at some joke you didn’t even heard and somebody asks you to repeat the joke, so you decide to just cry and run away, awkward is when you bend down to pick up your fallen keys, only to get cramps in your feet and stay paralyzed there, bending over, with the hope that someone would eventually find you.
Awkward is a mixture of disturbing and sadness, weirdness and confusion. It’s not chubby cheeks charming, it’s not cotton candy clumsy, it’s just weird.
Another weird trend is gorgeous guys thinking they’re nerds, just because they play video games. So you play video games, have lots of friends, and get laid almost every night, you’re such a nerd!
Fashiony part: Oversized cardi from Asos, Hat- OVS, Top- Bershka, Leather vintage bag- second hand.
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