Have you ever wondered about the various applications that seem to make rounds in Facebook? Some are really eye-catchy and thought-provoking. Or in my case, I should say, blog provoking. One particular app that caught my attention was ‘Check your mood. For free.’ . Oh yea. You bet I will.
If I were to beleive in this application, then perhaps this is how I will be living my life.
My eyes feel heavy.I need to wake up.I have so much work to do.
‘Where’s my laptop? O where did I leave it last night?It’s not on my bed.I need to know how I feel today.’
I look around.It’s not on its stand.I remember watching a movie last night. Sitting on the chair.
‘Oh! I remember. I left it on the side table next to the bed ‘
I quickly switch it on. ‘I have so much work to do but how can I start the day without knowing how my mood is? My whole day depends on that. My reaction to things depend on that.’
I log into Facebook. I open my applications and choose ‘Check my mood. For free’. I waited anxiously for the result.And then it appears.
‘Noooooooo!. I cannot be feeling unhappy today. I have so much to do. If I am unhappy, then I must cry.Then I must be depressed. I have to go out and buy myself lots of chocolate based pastries to make myself feel better. Unless…. Maybe , I can try again. Will I be defying laws of nature if I try again? Maybe. But do I want to take the risk? ‘
I pause. I decide. ‘I need a better mood today’. I click ‘try again’. I wait forgetting to breathe. ‘Will I be struck down by lightning for not accepting my mood?’
The application comes to life.
I breathe. ‘Good.I’m not dead. But Noooooo. This is still not better. I need a better mood today. Maybe… Maybe I can try again.’
‘Yipee! ‘ I almost scream out for joy. ‘ This is how I want to feel today.My work will get done now. But I sure do hope that the laws of Facebook will not strike me down for refusing to accept what it threw at me.’
I get out of bed. I feel on top of the world.’ After all, I’m 90% happy ain’t I?’. I smile. There cannot be a more confident person than me right now.
Considering the number of crazy people in the world right now, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone out there is already behaving like this. I just hope that I never get to be that someone any time in my life.