Have you ever noticed how there’s never an episode of The Big Band Theory where Leonard is just absent the whole time because he’s waiting in for the plumber to fix the boiler?
And how come Spider-Man never gets explosive diarrhea while he’s fighting Doctor Octopus?
One of the reasons that we enjoy the escapism of movies and TV so much is because in their worlds, life is simple. Over here in reality it’s super complicated. And it sucks.
Here are 10 reasons why life gets too complicated.
Drama covers an awful lot of things but you know what I’m talking about here.
Drama crops up whenever one person has an issue with another person because they said something about their drapes and 99% of the time it doesn’t even matter.
Like when you have to pretend to your Mom that your wife/husband isn’t annoyed at them, while at the same time your wife/husband is annoyed at you because you’re not ‘standing up for them’.
And does it matter? There is more important stuff going on in the world!
Like Syria! Or something. But when you point that out everyone just hates you even more…
Nearly everything in life would be 80% easier if money wasn’t so limited.
Sometimes money is going fine but then there are those times when everything happens all at once – the boiler breaks right when you just paid for a holiday (that darn boiler) and then you have to take out a loan…
Oh and even when money is going well it can still be one of the main issues that leads to the first item on this list: drama.
“You bought a TV when we’re just about to have our first kid?”
“Leave me alone, okay!! I really need to watch the skins take out Dallas!
Sometimes with the right opportunity, the complications of money will dwindle. Like in this skin care business.
3 Letting the Haters Get To You
This just goes to show how even stuff that should be good is also stressful. Did you know that psychologists Holmes and Rahe rated Christmas as one of the most stressful ‘life events’ in the world – right behind things like ‘losing your job’.
Having a job is a blessing. Being able to work a steady work schedule lets us all have structure and generally a steady paycheck. But sometimes work can be a straight pain in the dick because it takes times from our family friends and hobbies. Kind of a catch 22.
5 Not Knowing What You Want Out of Life
Let’s be honest, a lot of the reason most of us are struggling is because we don’t even know what life would look like if it was going well.
One minute you want to travel the world and be a free spirit, the next minute you want to cuddle up at home and never leave.
One minute you want to be a famous pop star, the next minute you want to work at Green Peace.
Me.. I was a touring musician.
6 Responding to Negativity
Every minute you spend dealing with all this useless nonsense, you are getting older.
One day you will wake up and you’ll be 60. Then it only gets worse!
Hormones have got a lot to answer for too. Not only are hormones a big part of the reason that a lot of us get into those dramas we’ve been talking about
8 Pointless Rules and Conventions
I’m going to level with you for a moment: 90% of everything we do is based on a pointless law, rule or convention.
Oh you can’t do that!
You just can’t!
I mean if you really think about it, there’s no reason that we should work 8 hours and not 7. And there’s no logical reason to spend so much money getting married and uniting all your friends and family for one massively stressful day.
And there’s definitely no reason that you’re not allowed to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket in some states…
There is also no reason why you shouldn’t start a business.
All this is just too much to bear, so what we do is we go out and we drink so much that we can’t remember who we are or which way is up.
Only problem is that this then causes twice as much complication because we then call up our ex and tell them we still love them. Then we call our boss and tell them we still love them too. Then we fall through a window and get 18 stitches in our face.
10 Self Destructive Tendencies
You know what though?
A lot of the time, this is just the way we like it!
In fact, many of us are responsible for creating our own complications and dramas. Why? Well, because life would be pretty boring otherwise!
So we actively sabotage ourselves and say stupid things and buy things we can’t afford and we make more and more drama!
Because what else are we going to do?
Just sit on the couch until we die… I guess.
Have a great day!