A friend named Meme is a friend indeed! | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 19, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:09 AM, July 19, 2018

A friend named Meme is a friend indeed!

We are all lone walkers. Our roads commence and conclude the same way – all by ourselves. So why think of befriending a similarly emotionally overwhelmed creature just for the sake of feeding our need for support and empathy?

It doesn't end well most of the time. People end up disappointing you and leaving you hanging high and dry just when you need them for the purposes which apparently defines a relationship. One might argue that it is only possible for a human being to understand another of the same species because nothing else can provide the intricacies of the humane need for a best friend. But surely something can.  For long I have searched for an alternative to this, for a 'bestie'. All the while I've looked at the wrong places when the answer's been staring right back at me, literally, whenever I am browsing through my news feed on social media. I have found my best friend in memes and you can too. Here's why:


If laughter is the best medicine of them all, then memes are the doctors. They will never turn their back on me when I am feeling down, which is what I feel most of the time. They have a way of selflessly giving and never asking for anything in return. So whenever I see a meme and it cheers me up, I drop a like without even feeling like I've been forced to do it or in some cases, messaged in inbox to do it (YES, YOU KNOW WHO I'M TALKING ABOUT!). A simple case of give and take and this is the most natural one you'll ever find. Bet there isn't many friendships with people that make you feel this level of sincerity.


On the contrary, you can always trust the memes to show up when needed. They are always out there, waiting to be looked at and appreciated. But you will never find them complaining if they ever go unnoticed. They understand your busy schedule, all that you have to deal with all day long, most of the time surrounded by people you despise. So they just stay put where they are supposed to be, so you don't have to go through any trouble finding solace and peace elsewhere. Always ready to be served, freshly baked! Most of the time, you can't count on people to even pass on a handkerchief when you are an emotional wreck.


People talk, A LOT! Most of the time it just keeps going round and round in a circle with nothing being actually accomplished in that conversation. Enter memes, hardly needing any words (other than the top text and the bottom text) to send the message it is trying to.


Memes aren't just anybody's cup of tea. In many cases, you need a 'high IQ and a solid grasp on theoretical physics' to understand what's going on. And therein lies the sense of accomplishment. You see a meme, you understand it and it gives you a feeling that you are worthy.


Suggest the writer a good psychologist at shuvosanctum@gmail.com because clearly he needs one!

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