Of Wrinkled Clothes and the Zero F*cks Given

You know you're old when you start not giving a f*ck about what people will think about you; case in point, I went out in public, unkempt. If wearing a wrinkled clothing is a crime, I would now be serving a life sentence.

Not that I did it unknowingly. Since I was already too late for work, I didn't mind warming up the iron. Besides, I never really iron my clothes. I avoid creased pants like plague. I know it's not one of my best days and I definitely looked sloppy (pants and collared shirt fresh from the clean laundry basket, matched with Chuck Taylors that has seen better days). But who cares? I strode down the road as I wore what seemed to be cringe-worthy, with pride.

I find it funny how people gawked at me like they've just seen a penguin try to do a back flip (because it seems amusing like that). And it is also as if their eyes were sending me a message, "Dude, do you even own a mirror?" My bad. Didn't bother to take a glance at the mirror before I slammed the door shut. And I can't blame them, that's how society is (used to). Or wait, what if I am a guy? I might be getting a different reaction ('cause it's natural for men to be like that. haha. kidding)

Would love to see a penguin do a backflip though.
But that is now beside the point because as of this writing, my shirt and pants just unwrinkled itself. Haha. What happened this morning took me to a realization that we care far too much about being socially acceptable, worrying if we're cool enough to the eyes of the people. I'm not just talking about the clothes we wear here because that's too shallow to be discussed. But our attitude towards pleasing others is something that needs to be addressed. It's terrible living a life like that. If we keep on seeking for other's approval then we would never be happy and content. And I refuse not to be happy and content.

What I learned from today's minor wardrobe mishap is that people will judge you - whoever you are, whatever you do, or whatever place you have in the society. And there is nothing you can do about it. No amount of trying-to-look-cool-attitude can spare you from that. So why give a f*ck about it? What people will think does not make you less of a person. As long as you know who you really are, what you stand for, and as long as you know your values and what's important to you, then not a single ounce of what people think will matter. You don't need everyone to like you. And the world doesn't end if they don't.


  1. Hahaha. You never fail to amuse me. I like the way you write. Let me see you do a backflip. Hahaha. Nice write up btw.

    1. Hahaha. So I will just continue wearing wrinkled clothes to amuse people, eh? I just did a backflip. Did you see that? Hahaha