Rebels Keep You Alive

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                     We live in a society where rebels are viewed as the enemies. Where a rebel is the worst thing one could be. The government and the society try to show them in a light that does not do justice to what they actually stand for.

Now, while some may be having serious doubts about this topic, let me put it in a better way. I think I can speak for most people when I say that we have all had those students in our classrooms who are basically the jokers or the goofballs. They somehow manage to keep the class alive by pranking one or the other. Sometimes, even the teachers were not spared of their pranks. If we just think about those individuals, they might seem like troublemakers but in all honesty, they are nothing less than saviours. They are the heart and life of the class and later in life, they become the heart and life of the party. I think we all have that person in our lives, maybe an uncle or an aunt, who never fails to entertain everyone with their shenanigans and just saves the night from being a terrible disappointment.

If we look at it from a wider perspective, everyone craves a bit of excitement and change in their lives. Everyone loves a surprise. A surprise party or a gift when one least expects it is usually enough to brighten the day. Similarly, what many classify as “acts of stupidity” can be quite vital in helping us get through the mundane parts of our lives.



Personally, I cannot even count the number of times that these “high jinks” saved me from eternal boredom. I think we can all recall a day from our school/college days when a random act like this made our day.

We live in a time where we have to conform to the popular, accepted norms of society or be an outcast. Everyone’s expected to live out a normal albeit boring life and have children (and you get the idea). But is this all we are meant to do? After all that’s been said and done, I’ll leave you with a thought: “I want to live and I believe living is the rarest thing in the world because what most people do is just exist.”

Photography By: Zubair Alam