20 Jan 2012

Funky Fear? Or Fear Of Funk? Or Something Like That


‘Don’t let fear take away your funk.’ 
 –Ted Mosby

If you’re scared of looking like a fool, you’ll never try to fly. If you can't jump off, you'll never even discover than you can fly, in the first place. Never know that you can do it well too.


If you’re afraid of your two left feet, you won’t know what joy just jumping around like a crazy loon brings to your heart. You won’t know what it’s like to forget the world and live in that moment of crazy, giggly joy.


If you’re terrified of germs, you’ll never learn to love the crisp, tangy golguppas straight off the street vendor’s filthy hands. You’ll never know the taste of the burning khatta pani as you gobble to keep up with his speed. The later diarrhea will be better than not having the guts to try at all. 


Let go sometimes. Its ok to be a freak. It’s ok to be a fool. It’s ok is stand out. It’s ok to be different. It’s most definitely ok to NOT conform. Don’t do things because they do it. Do them because you want to. Because it gives you that small iota of satisfaction from having accomplished something. Do them because you pride yourself in being creative, in being a class apart from the herd.


If you keep being fearful of every little thing, terrified of making the wrong choices and having anxiety attacks over every small thing you ever had to do, you’ll lose your funk. And trust me, you’re nothing without your funk for your funk is what makes you who you are.

Your funk is what distinguishes you from the seven billion others who inhabit the same planet and breathe the same air as you.

Preachy much? It’s a phase, I think. It’ll go yaway soon, I hope. 

74 comments:

  1. True that! Genuinely! I had the same notion swirling in my head! <3

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  2. These lines : 'It's okay to be a freak. It's okay to be a fool.' You don't know how good I felt when I read them. :P

    Very-well written Peevee!

    P.S: Wo golgappa wali photo is too good. Needless to say, I was all slurped up. ^_^

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    1. :) sometimes, it's just that simple. Makes us feel so much better for it too...
      Thanks!

      LOL, I know, me too! I have been on golguppa overload since New Year :D

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  3. Funky post this. :)

    You havegrown.

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  4. I like how you quoted Ted Mosby! :P Fear gets in the way of a lot of things...I know that for sure! :|

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    1. I don't usually :D I was watching a couple of old episodes and that line just struck a chord with me:P And I had to name to source na...

      True, makes us lead lesser lives:)

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    2. Hope things are ok...only 2 blog posts from you this month...take care!

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  5. That reminds me of another saying, it goes something like "Think before you act, but don't think so much you miss the chance to act."

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  6. One who succeeds is the one who comes out of fear...
    Nicely said... ☺

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    1. Thank you! First time here? :) Welcome..

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  7. LOL at ''skip the fake comments and just mail me the link''..:P

    you wrote a positive note in a funky way..loved that..and yeah today im gonna do smthning that freaks me out..I hope I doesnt lose my funk :D

    take care

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    1. Too many people going 'nice blog, visit mine' -_-

      Thanks.... Hold on tight to your funk, that's the most difficult but the most important:)

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    2. PeeVeee..it turns out so cool..and all the way I remember your funky words and I just smiled :)

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  8. Hehehh preachy much but very cute much much too.
    And that line from Ted Mosby...my favvvvv! I love him. But Barney is my man!
    And Yes, its always good to be freaky. Atleast you are living ur life and not merely existing.

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    1. :D thanks...
      Barney's not just your man, he's THE man :D\m/
      Exactly.

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  9. Thanks for this I really needed it. :)

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  10. This is a nice post..The biggest fear in most of us is the fear of being seen as a freak, of making a wrong decision!

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    1. Yes! And once we start dealing with making mistakes and letting go a little bit, we start living better:)

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  11. Love the post!

    Cos I'm the most funky, freaky and the craziest girl I have met!!! Or so say a lot of people.

    Do what you want, if the world think you are a fool, who cares? Put ur tongue out at them and rush to the nearest puchka waala :D

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    1. I think you suit the post more than me :D I'm henceforth dedicating it to you <3

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  12. It's not preachy. One needs to be reminded of such things from time to time.

    Nice read. :)

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  13. Long time since I been here... good to see you maintain your spark PV :-)

    I am a believer in this one --- If you’re afraid of your two left feet, you won’t know what joy just jumping around like a crazy loon brings to your heart. You won’t know what it’s like to forget the world and live in that moment of crazy, giggly joy.

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    1. Thank you... Been quite a while since you updated too, yeah?-__-

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    2. a lot going on in life... though yes...I am guilty as charged :-)

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  14. Nice one babe. Yeah, I fear for every single god damn thing. Seriously, sometimes I think I need a psychiatric but really, I think it's just the play of the mind. When I got my driving license, I had this paranoid feeling that I would ram into calverts, dividers and every single car on the road. I overcame it, and tadaaa, I'm doing just fine today, *touchwood*. So yes, indeed, to succeed, fear has to be discarded! ''If you can't jump off, you'll never even discover than you can fly, in the first place. Never know that you can do it well too.'' > very true!

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    1. Thank you:)
      Take your time but make sure you get over that fear. Because as we get older, getting rid of that fear and being impromptu becomes more than difficult.

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  15. Very inspirational. Not preachy at all.. Love ur post ...

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  16. so true this !!!!
    its so alright to be not trying to live every moment as if you are on some pedestal and setting an example of perfection to the whole world.
    if you love the way you are..the whole world and its uncle can go take a hike..!!
    blehehhhe!!!

    cheers!!

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    1. Exactly. They can go take a hike and we can live in peace. Not just exist but LIVE.

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  17. you're so right.. simple and cool :)

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  18. An inspiring post pv . Really felt good . Dare to try.

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    1. Thanks. Do... and feel better about yourself :)

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  19. Yeah its good to be crazy sometimes :)

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  20. i am not fearful and I can say this with reasonably surety that I am not afraid of trying as well :) :)

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    1. Good for you! The rest of us should try taking a leaf out of your page :)

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  21. True, true and true it is :) Could not have read a better post to lift my spirits up :) Thank you PeeVee :)

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  22. Dance like nobody's watching :)
    I so badly wanna have pani puris now :P

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  23. This post reminds me of Mark Twain's words: "Twenty years from now, you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    Thanks for writing this. Needless to say, it's legen-daaary! ;)

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    1. Those are BEAUTIFUL lines!! Don't mind if I update my status with them, yeah? I credit you:)
      Thank you:)

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  24. :) totally agree with Ted and you

    keep it goin ;)

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  25. Loved this post and the words..you’re nothing without your funk for your funk is what makes you who you are.

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  26. A poet once wrote....

    "It's the heart, Afraid of breaking,
    That never, Learns to dance,

    It's the dream, Afraid of waking,
    That never, Takes the chance,

    It's the one, Who won't be taken,
    Who cannot seem to be,

    And the soul, Afraid of dying,
    That never, Learns to live."

    Life is about you living with ur funk and later, ur funk showing u the living....

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  27. The only thing I read in this post --> Golguppas. *starts dreaming and drooling*
    Hahahaha =p
    This post, I needed to read this. And I totally agree. Sometimes it is kind of hard when you don't want to do/look/eat/read/watch/listen to the same as everyone and it does feel weird but then I think it's worth it.
    Coz if that makes me ME, might as well hold on to it!
    xo

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    1. Dayummm, so many people noticed the golguppas and then stopped reading :D
      Thank you.... yes, holding on is the most important.

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  28. Lol at Kunal's comment! :P And yes i am imagining gol gappas too...its been long since i had them :( And the last line makes so much sense!

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    1. :D Note to self: Never talk about edible items when you're trying to make a point or everyone will drool over the edible and stop reading the post.

      Thank you.

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  29. ok this post actually made me think for a while. good one

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  30. Wot the funk?:P Golguppas....slurp slurp..Having a stomach disaster is better than having no guts at all;)

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  31. I like your preachy phase.

    Was nodding at everything! :P

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    1. :D that makes one of us. And thanks.

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  32. U remember u recomended me a a blog to follow. Saw that comment late . anyways Thanks for that. I loved it.

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  33. Now I want to eat a golgappa :| Not the best way to start a day :'( Peeveeeeeeeee.....sorry for taking so long to come back to read....I have been keeping darn busy :'(

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