Sometimes I rather curl up in bed with a good read instead of going out to get wasted with the rest of the twenty-somethings out there. Lately, I've been hooked on Thought Catalog. The site is ran by a younger group of free-lance writers who don't take themselves too serious, and comprised of a wide range of articles and humorous anecdotes. Their stories incorporate plenty of wit, sarcasm and intelligence. I find this new sort of breed of journalists to be rather entertaining and get a kick out of what I come across while exploring the latest.
You may have to look past your initial reaction and just laugh about some of the articles, as I'm sure there are people who wouldn't condone certain topics brought up. They do touch on current events and issues of a more serious nature as well, but it's pretty entertaining to delve into the less serious and more raunchy/humorous ones. Check it out for yourself:
By: Ryan O'Connell
When you get into a relationship, you will be a lot happier? I think that’s how it works. I’m not entirely sure. You’re supposed to feel like you’ve won some implicit race—the race to monogamy and security and family vacations and cocktail parties and faded polaroids and diapers and screaming and tears and orgasms and i love you and i hate you. Yeah, I think that’s what it’s all about.
When you get into a relationship, you’re going to be a lot fatter? You’ll be eating spaghetti and meatballs every night, which will be topped with I’m In Love sauce. Every dollop of I’m In Love sauce contains 3,000 calories though. In fact, every time you tell your significant other “I love you”, you go up a waist size. I think this is okay. I think this doesn’t matter. I think if you’re going to be fat, you might as well be in love.
When you get into a relationship, you’re going to forget about all the bad things that ever happened to you? That’s what happens when you have someone. You. Just. Forget. You’re on love drugs, which causes amnesia, which causes happiness. Every moment of your life is dedicated to being present and attentive. The long stretch of time that exists ahead of you doesn’t feel so daunting. I think that’s how it works. I really don’t know, you know?
When you get into a relationship, it will fix everything? You’ll stop getting sad while watching certain movies or feeling like a piece of crap when you read . You’re invincible to it now. They can’t get to you anymore. The lambs have stopped screaming. I’m not a doctor though. Like, I’m not sure, but I’m pretty sure about all of this.
When you get into a relationship, you’re going to be hurting someone very badly someday. Because that relationship will alter at some point and it will feel like the wind has been knocked out of you. This is how it all works. This I know for certain. I know this more than the weight gain and the fixing everything and the cocktail parties and the diapers and the orgasms. This has happened to me. This has happened to you. This happens. It’s sad, I guess, but it’s also just what we have to endure as people with brains and hearts and genitalia. Getting into a relationship means getting outside of yourself and into someone else, and then finding your way back to you again. The whole process just makes you feel so…alive? Yes, that’s it. That’s what it’s all about. Feeling alive big bang boom. Bingo. Can I go now?
a few more articles I enjoyed:
-What I Actually Think During A Random Hook Up
-5 Reasons I Hate Cell Phones (And You Should Too)
-A List of Highly Effective Ways To Procrastinate
-The Pros And Cons Of Being Introverted