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Anxiously Lame

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I’m sure you’ve seen all of the quizzes posted on Facebook from Star Wars to what your job should be or where you should live.  I’ve taken a few, but one in particular caught my eye and obviously my blog.  Which Big Bang Theory character are you?

As I’m taking the quiz, I start with a process of elimination of what character I think I most align with.  Obviously, I’m no rocket scientist (HA!  No I’m not Sheldon’s sister.), but I immediately eliminated Leonard and Penny because… well obviously I’m not a lot like them personality wise.

Then, I came to the characters I didn’t want to be.  Howard… Ew… Raj?  He’s lame.  We all know there is no possible way to for me to be Sheldon.  I wasn’t real sure if they would include other characters such as Bernadette or Amy, but I figured that neither one of those would be that bad.  I’m petite like Bernie and somewhat feisty.  If I tested out to be Amy, then I could say I was really smart!  Ya, she’s strange, but so am I!  I’m Amy!

…Or so I hoped.  As I answered all of the questions, I scrolled to the bottom to see my character pop up; and low and behold… I’m Raj… My heart sunk.  I’m as lame as my anxiety tells me everyone thinks I am.  Lame.  Wait…

Anxiety.  That would be why I tested out to be Raj.  Then as I’m thinking I realize I have a lot in common with Raj.  In the series, Raj has a social anxiety disorder that prevents him from speaking when a woman is present.  Though I’m not crazy, or so I maintain, I am constantly worrying about someone noticing something about me, my clothes, what I say… ok, well everything.  I’m a nervous person, but it keeps me out of trouble and makes me good at public relations.

Raj is made fun of, picked on, and keeps on swimming and goes with what makes him happy.  I’ve been bullied, criticized, embarrassed, and experienced a lot of bad luck and I’m still here.

OK, let’s face it.  Raj is lame, there’s nothing I can say to make him not lame.  I am lame too.  We’re all lame to someone out there.  Someone out there doesn’t get you.  Whether you’re a nerd or athletic or an introvert or an extrovert, your brain doesn’t make since to everyone you meet, work with, or are friends with.  So whoever you are, embrace it, even if you’re lame.

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Author: Jess

Texan by birth, Okie by current address. Journalist who caught the travel bug. I have a healthy dachshund obsession and spend endless hours reading about world history on Wikipedia.

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