Hey people, watcha doing? (In Isabella’s voice). Well, for those of you who don’t know Isabella, she features in my favorite cartoon: Phineas and Ferb. I have no idea what other adults do on Saturdays but now that I am one, I have made it a ritual to watch cartoons on Saturdays. (Sorry I can’t post any pictures of my fave cartoon, its simply because I do not own the rights to them and I am too lazy to look for an open source image).
I start with Phineas and Ferb, then Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Puff Girls and Ben Ten. Yes, I am an adult and adults need to escape from the realities of Mergers and Acquisitions, drafting contracts and devising tax avoidance schemes (oh the skill that goes into tax avoidance). Anyways, I created time out of my busy cartoon watching schedule to hurriedly post this and get back to all what Phineas and Ferb have for me today.
You see, my cousins are simply the best…its amazing how we have bonded over the years despite the fact we see each other probably once in 2 years (in some cases, once in 4). Recently, we were all together because one of us was getting married (don’t you just love weddings). Anyways, I grabbed one of them and we tried to play catch up. The last time I saw him, he was studying to qualify as a doctor whilst I was in Law school so it was interesting catching up after so long…now mature(ish) human beings.
Naturally, we came to the issue of relationships and we agreed that it was easy to take our friends, families and significant other for granted because we are confident they would always be there. Being the pseudo philosopher that I am, I tried to pick at his brain. I kept asking why it was so…I mean, why would I not handle with care the people I love the most. His answer (which I wrote down immediately lest I forgot) was: “Toyin, I really do not know. What I know is people close to us are easily taken for granted because we lose all pretences when we are with them…we are ourselves with them and that naturally breeds contempt”.
I mull over these words once in a while and I admit, I agree with him. Once people accept us for who we are, we tend to stop trying hard. Well, not like we were being fake in the first place but we tend to be more considerate of people when we have not formed strong bonds with them. Or am I wrong?
In other news, I found no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Someone lied and that someone must be severely punished.
Oh well, I have to go now (I just heard the theme song end and I really do not wanna miss a thing).
Have a great day people!