Life is not a POPULARITY contest or… is it?

3 Mar

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Just to make one thing very clear, I am not here looking to become … popular, no not me…. by the way can you please just click LIKE on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fun-girls-live-better/206897602783844?ref=hl
Of course I am not craving attention, no not me… (but while we are at it …follow button there click that please)
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No, of course I am not looking for people to like my stuff, not me!!!
I just sometimes crawl out of my universe and turn into a clown!!! I put my make up on and try to …impress the world… no, of course not looking for attention, not me!!!
But I am willing to put a picture with my cat broken leg on Facebook and say if I get 1 million likes I will take it to the doctor and fix it…otherwise…!!! Or I’ll ask the homeless people in the street to pose with a big poster and say if they get a billion likes they’ll get their dinner!!! If I’d have kids I’d definitely put a picture with them asking for 1 trillion likes before I get them a …puppy!!! I’d certainly do that!!!
Hmmm…. that would make me popular, or if not will at least get me some likes, right? And that’s all it matter doesn’t it? I’d have my 15 minutes of fame! Quantity over quality, this is life is all about nowadays, he who gathers more friends or more likes WINS!!!
I think we all become sometimes clowns out of the desire to be liked!!! Like is the new love… in today’s world!! We are likable but ALONE!!! We are more and more connected but isolated in the same time!!!

But sometimes is nice to stop trying to please people, take a chance and dare:
Dare to be great!
Dare to be yourself!
Dare to be unique!
Dare to express your opinion!
Dare to say what you have to say!
Dare to be strange!
Dare to tell the truth!
Dare to be ….unpopular!

Because life is so much better when you are …yourself!!!

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173 Responses to “Life is not a POPULARITY contest or… is it?”

  1. Vanna March 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    LOVE IT! By the way can you like my page…. Just Kidding! Great Blog Post!🙂

    • H! March 5, 2013 at 6:41 am #

      ha ha ha I’ll have a look at your page and like whatever I …like!!! Thank you!

  2. beingwilliams March 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    I’m afraid to say I “like” this post lol! So I will say well done🙂 look forward to reading of your post on the future.

    • H! March 5, 2013 at 6:39 am #

      Ha ha ha… Thank you!

  3. moonlightsentinel March 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    one of a billion people that actually be herself😉. “like”

  4. truthnblack March 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more

  5. robert87004 March 5, 2013 at 2:39 am #

    So now they want me to log in to Facebook, just to “like you”? Can we “like you” w/o
    Facebook? Color me bemused. Maybe you’re a person known by a grandchild of mine, or at least who I’d want my theoretical grandchild to know and have as a friend. (mentally and physically) Strong women are way, way cool. Sorry, 60 ‘s coming thru.

  6. Honeydidyouseethat? March 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Have a rough draft titled, “Hello, I’m Honey, and I’m a Blogging Addict.”🙂 Thanks for the reminder and dropping by “Honey” again.

  7. ewgreenlee March 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    Bravo!

  8. Jonathan Caswell March 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    YOU HAVE THIS RIGHT! –Jonathan

    • H! March 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

      Thank you very much Jonathan!🙂

  9. austinstyles March 5, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

    Good post

  10. contructiveconservative March 6, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I admit it. You have a way with words and you did make me smile….all from the small investment of one little click.

    • H! March 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

      Thank you very much🙂

  11. Ilona's Heels March 6, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Hi H! Thank you for liking my post and leading me here! Dare to be unpopular – I like that!

    Cheers,
    Ilona

  12. suzan March 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Nuthouse! I have had so much fun this morning shooting coffee out of my nose while reading all your posts!

    • H! March 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      My pleasure, will certainly go back!Thank you!

  13. pensamientos de vida March 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    thanks for sharing.

    • H! March 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

      Thank you!

  14. Charron's Chatter March 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    You got me an all of ’em…I got hopelessly distracted by shiny objects over at your Facebook page first–and then clicked the “Arrow to Nowhere”, too. Yay me!! What an accurate assessment of it all, Fun Girl–LIKE is the new love, and we are all so alone in our popularity. I am going to go hit the LIKE button now before I forget…;)

    • H! March 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

      Ohhhhh girl not only that you’re fun, but you !!!are well too nice. Thank you for all,’I’m closely following you too now😉 and looking forward to explore more! Thanks&love!

  15. jenniferbchaz March 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    “Like is the new love” That’s a good one! I fancy smart sayings, and that one is so true and so sad.

    • H! March 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

      Thanks&love!

  16. runningpfuhl March 7, 2013 at 2:13 am #

    Where’s the love button and I think a reblog!🙂

    • H! March 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

      Thank you, I am glad you …loved it… love is better than like ha ha ha !!! Much appreciated!Thanks&hugs!

  17. Chontate Brown March 7, 2013 at 3:15 am #

    Where is the Trizillion Like button for this!!! Awesome post!! Thanks also for visiting my blog

    • H! March 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

      Thank you so muck… will be back there soon!🙂

  18. Andre's rantAndre March 7, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    A non-conformist! Someone who is comfortable with herself? Nice to know that we have people in this world who have the ability to think for themselves. It is sad when people have to don a mask merely to fit in – why? If you are yourself and don’t fit in then – tough! Being yourself is less stressful! Well said H!

    • H! March 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

      Thank you for you nice words! Being yourself is great! But must admit it’s been a process going there, a process that included reading a lot, including a lot of positive thinking stuff😉 ( talking about your other comment now)🙂 thanks&love!

  19. avbofsteel March 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    I love that picture at the bottom of your page. I’m recently realizing this about myself too, that honestly, it is my opinion of myself that truly matters.🙂

    • H! March 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

      Of course, thank you!🙂

  20. Noel March 8, 2013 at 2:14 am #

    Awesome post. It is hard not to please people in today’s society, but it is essential to love ourselves just the way we are, without pleasing others or trying to fit in. Thank you.

  21. Siddhartha March 8, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Ah..! A beautiful point put forth.. As a matter of fact what i see around is most people “Liking” , “Commenting on” & “Following” each others blogs just because the WordPress Intro guide states that they should in order to popularize their own blogs..!

    This mad rush for “acceptability” and “short lived fame” has and does subconsciously pull us all at one point or another into a strange vortex which, to say the least, stifles our own natural creative instincts.. It takes true character to not just understand this but also to hold up against it all and do you own thing..

    Cheers to the free thinker..!🙂

    • H! March 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

      Thanks & cheers!🙂

      • Siddhartha March 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

        No Sweat..!😛

  22. The Vine Events March 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    WOW! I love this post and the quote at the end. Thanks for sharing.

    • H! March 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

      Thank you🙂

  23. Fitsploration March 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Love this message. It can be challenging at
    times.🙂

  24. LisaAR March 10, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Heck, I didn’t just LIKE your post…I LOVED it (in a completely appropriate way, don’t worry). I remember when I was a kid, one barometer of being liked was how many people wanted to sign your yearbook. Now there are so many other “measurable” ways to note popularity. It’s way too easy to size people up…and way too inaccurate. Thanks for sharing!

    • H! March 10, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      Thank you very much!🙂

  25. Lesley Buse March 10, 2013 at 4:20 am #

    Sometimes, especially in our workplace lives, it can be a great challenge to be loyal to self and not piss too many people off! I so enjoyed this theme and what you had to say.

  26. Lavy March 10, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    awesome post! it’s really true:)

  27. Saurabh Vyas March 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Hey nice stuff!!🙂

    • H! March 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

      Thank you!

  28. The Soul Tamagotchi March 11, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    one of the best posts i have read in many days. (I am so happy you didn’t wait for 1 million likes to post it :p )

    • H! March 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

      Ha ha ha if I were to wait for that… who knows!!! Thank you!!!🙂

  29. S.Srinivas March 11, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    Hey thanks for liking my post on adding value. Wonder which is bigger – the need to be liked or the need to comment. Thank to FB, it often stops with just a like and saves needless comments🙂 Nice fun blog and am following it now!

  30. opendialogue4themasses March 11, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Sadly, in this day and age with media/technology, life is a popularity contest, especially amongst young girls. For information on Entertainment/Current News, please feel free to check out and follow my blog: opendialogue4themassess.wordpress.com

  31. Confashionista March 12, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Loved this post. Well done!

    • H! March 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      Thank you!

  32. Bill March 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    I think that’s a great motto to live by:
    “My desire to be myself is greater than my need to fit in”.
    Stick with that and keep running!

  33. ramblesaboutrambling March 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more! I also think everyone is looking for reassurance in all the wrong places. It’s unfortunate that we’ve become so heavily connected and have become that generation that posts things they want to be validated by the amount of likes it receives.

  34. funnyphilosopher March 13, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    I became very popular in my teens my not giving a damn.

  35. JoWee March 16, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Reblogged this on Words I Wish I Said.

  36. Stephen Liddell March 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    As Judy Garland said, always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

  37. oldsoulandyoungheart March 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Reblogged this on greatmindgoodheart's Blog.

    • H! March 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      Thanks&hugs!

  38. it's all here. March 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    This was a little slice of awesome. 🙂

    • H! March 17, 2013 at 8:20 am #

      Thank you🙂

  39. dbubble12 March 20, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    I liked your points, then loved the Dares. I am newly caught up in this blogging world of liking and following and awaiting comments. Ha ha. I am caught up in the community and the allure of being myself; sharing desires, struggles, opinions and photos I haven’t shown to many. Love it all… Now, do you like me enough to be friends??!😉

  40. splavida March 20, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Thanks for the entertaining reading material… I’ll be here quite a while. I can relate to “Too busy to live.” I’ve just started writing again after a forced sabbatical of 5 years for just that reason. It’s a good feeling to be sitting and writing again, strange but good. Keep up the good work. I hope you take the time to pop in again on my site to see what I’ve been doing. Take Care.

    • H! March 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

      I am really glad you are back, I’ll certainly “pop” back to see more of your stuff! Thank you!

  41. renjith March 20, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    I won’t ‘like’ this post, coz I loved it.

    • H! March 20, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

      Thank you🙂

  42. margscarte March 20, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    oh my gosh – you read my mind! one of my pet peeves … if you DON’T like this, you will have a terrible life or like this and wait 5 minutes and something amazing will happen (sure it will, you’ll feel like a total idiot – amazing!).
    Loving your blog, thanks for stopping by mine🙂 no matter how superficial, I think we all like our thoughts to be acknowledged and “liked”… after all, we’re putting a piece of ourselves out there for the public to “judge”.
    Don’t forget to FOLLOW!!!! lol 😀

    • H! March 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      You are so right!!🙂

  43. margscarte March 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    Reblogged this on IMHOOT and commented:
    love this – says it like it is (but don’t forget to LIKE my post and FOLLOW my blob😉..

    • H! March 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      Thank you!🙂

  44. niamhington March 24, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    Great post. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  45. phoxis April 2, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Things are so synthetic out there in the “social” network sites, and me and some “un-social” people can’t just fit in. Likes, Shares … what the heck does this mean: “1 Like = 1 RESPECT, 1 Share = 10 RESPECT, 1 Comment = 100 RESPECT” ? Can you explain ? You have any idea ?

    The way you have rendered your thoughts is excellent and I agree with your view, I hope I could also express some of my thoughts in words.

    I will “Like” your post😀

    • H! April 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

      Ahh I have no idea, don’t bother too much with it! As long as we enjoy it other people might like it too!!!! Thank you!

  46. icsehelpline101 May 5, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Thanks for this awesome post!🙂

  47. H! March 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Hey again… thank you!!!🙂 Hugs!

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