Am I living a scripted life?
by Alexander Circosta, Social Media Lead, The Brilliant Foundation
PERTH, Western Australia - In conversation with some colleagues, discussing the usual trivial things like how there are so many Marvel movies or the absurdity of a hot cross bun in January, I found myself taking pause and realizing that perhaps I no longer had a single original thought.
Alexander backstage before his comedy performance.
Like scripted lines from some 90’s sitcom I was espousing a never ending cyclic diatribe about the same things I always talked about every year. Never mind it was time to order my coffee.
“Nice weather today”
“Nice to see you”
Alexander for Frank & Amp; Fritz Eyewear Collection
Oh no it happened again! Quick to dismiss this as simply small talk, justifying that maybe it was actually nice weather, actually nice to see someone and I actually like cappuccinos did little to soothe my existential dread.
“What!? Christmas decorations...earlier and earlier” – What an original thought!
Perhaps in my efforts to not conform to societies expectations of getting a conventional job and then living a life where I say things like “Thank God it’s Friday!” or “Friyay” I had failed to acknowledge that just because I was refusing to play the game did not mean my token wouldn’t move around the board.
For you see dear reader, in Monopoly even if I never purchase a single property, I am still moving the Top Hat (My go-to-token, it feels classy) through all the motions including the free parking, community chests and chances.
Alexander delivering his TEDx Talk at UWA.
Beyonce sings a song called Irreplaceable ( stay with me dear reader, I was listening to it while writing, there is a point)