Before I begin let me just define overrated for you. Overrated means anything that is given too much credit and hype, anything that’s given TOO much hype. The type of thing that, if you see it again, you’re liable to check yourself into a mental institution. From time to time the world sees a whole range of things that are overrated as hell and yet people go crazy over them. Now these things aren’t blatantly bad , they’re not worthless or crap or even average, just things that have been hyped so much that people begin to give them unnecessary importance and credit, something which they, quite frankly don’t deserve. A lot of people would disagree with certain things and we’re all entitled to have our own opinions, but there is a line that needs to be drawn when it comes to certain things, in this article, I will attempt to draw that line.
10. The Mona Lisa
Leonardo DE Vince was and still remains, no doubt, one of the greatest artist, painter, sculptor, engineer, inventor and a lot more things and he no doubt, painted some of the most amazing works, like the last supper, the Vitruvian man, his ideas about how the human body works, but his painting, the Mona Lisa remains one of the most talked about, most famous and the most parodied paintings of all time. It is, of a course a great portrait of an unknown woman, but what baffles me is the hype surrounding it, it is supposedly considered the greatest painting of all time, well, I disagree, if you look at it closely it’s just a woman smiling or not smiling, or smirking or whatever, nothing more than that. Sure if you look at it the first time you might be intrigued as who this particular dame was, who caught DE Vince fancy but if you didn’t know that it was one of DE Vince works, I highly doubt you’ll look at it the second time. Over the years, people have researched, conducted studies, and I don’t know what not to know who exactly this woman was, was she his lover, his mother, sister, wife , who ? I guess that is what makes it so revolutionary but I think it’s time to give this whole discussion a rest. It’s a great painting and that’s about it.
9. Low Fat anything
Whether you like it or not, it is a fact that we tend believe whatever the media or the gimmicky advertisements tell us, most of us, all of us rather, fall for these lousy advertisements, which tell us what foods are good and which ones are bad. Once these health food companies get a celebrity to sponsor their goods by flashing a big fat pay check in front of them, half of their battle is won, what is left is, how to fool the public. They’ll manufacture all sorts of exotic, never been heard products, energy drinks, low fat smoothies to fool us. Have you ever wondered how mankind has survived over the years by eating all sorts of delicious fatty foods? What could possibly be wrong with them? Nothing!! All these fad diets that are constantly promoted by z list celebs are nothing but nonsense, eliminate carbs, eliminate fats, eliminate sugar, do this, do that, instead try out this new superb health food that made me 20 or 30 kgs lighter! NO!! These claims are exaggerated and people make the foolish mistake of falling for them. Dietary diseases are caused when we decide to stuff our faces with food sit at one place for the whole day and lead sedentary lives; food has got nothing to do with it. ! It’s about portion control.
“Imperfection is underrated. Perfection is overrated.” ― Helena Bonham Carter
I despise perfectionists; they make life a living hell not only for themselves but for others too. You know the kind of attitude, I won’t do it until it’s perfect, I won’t move on in life if this isn’t perfect, I can’t help but obsess over the tiniest aspect of everything, I want perfection, I want everything smooth and impeccable!! You see women nowadays dying to look perfect, ooh not a single hair should be out of place and oh my nails should be perfectly manicured , oh I am going to throw a massive tantrum if I don’t get my shoes to match my dress !! This is a monstrous trait engulfing the lives of teenage girls and women nowadays! There’s nothing wrong in putting your best efforts and giving it a 100%, but when you start to obsess over the teeniest detail, you’re crossing the line. Forget being perfect all the time and take joy in the little things in life, be outspoken, don’t be afraid to make yourself look stupid, life is messy, you cannot go through it acting like an untainted, untarnished prude.
7. Valentine’s Day
Quite possibly the most overrated holiday in the history of the world, if saint valentine was alive today, he would be baffled by all the fuss people make over his birthday. It’s supposedly believed that gifts are our token of love and appreciation, this is true to an extent, but where the heck is it written that people should splurge money to buy expensive gifts? Valentine’s Day, as far as I believe, is simply clever money making ploy. It’s just another holiday of the year where people decide to go overboard and declare their love for their significant other, while, I secretly believe, they don’t even bother to say I love you for the rest of the year, and just to get gifts, they exhibit sickeningly nauseating displays of love. If you love your partner, celebrate it the whole year, every single day of the week, doesn’t a simple I love you work anymore? When did love become about splurging money on extravagant gifts?
6. Reality TV
Reality shows are overrated, no wait, this is an understatement, they are STUPID! No offense , but if you’re a brain dead douche bag, you’ll love reality TV, they’re so stupid, that regular, funny, interesting shows get canceled so these reality shows can stay on the air. And I know for a fact that people actually enjoy watching reality TV, even though there are so many better things to watch on TV, yet they’ll belittle their brains by watching this rigged crap. Most of these shows are rigged with every single move scripted and filmed, so what these reality TV morons are doing is making you a fool out of you and laughing all the way to the bank. Why the heck is Kim Kardashian, a porn star one of the richest woman in the world? Does she have talent? Did she do any noteworthy movies? Why do American Idol rejects become stars? Why do big brother participants become celebs? It’s because the stupid public is boosting their ratings! Some reality shows might be good, but the rest suck!
Avoid popularity if you would have peace-Abraham Lincoln
Being popular means nothing once you’re out of school, it’s not synonymous with hard work, grit or dedication, the wiliness to lead, talent or creativity. Being popular may get you a few laughs and some buttering up by your peers but once people know what the real you is, that’s the end of it. Some people make it the sole purpose of their lives to be acknowledged, to be looked and admired praised, but all of that vanishes just like dust. When it comes to popularity, people exhibit a dual personality, the popular person is rarely what he shows him/herself to be, he puts on a mask of fake emotions and feelings. Popularity is so overrated when it comes to the real life, life is too short and fragile to spend it wondering and worrying every single minute about what the world thinks of you. Plus you can do what you want when you’re in the shades.
Hey, before you disagree, let me tell you, you’ll have to sit through 20 minutes of Bono’s pretentious craptacular preaching about third world countries and how we should be more generous, before you actually listen to a single note. While I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but I find U2 to be the most overrated band of all times. Their older material had a lot of grit and substance but the newer material seems to have gone soft, oh and does anyone know anything about the two other members, Larry Mullen Jr and who’s the other one? It’s just Bono and the edge!!! Bono is one reason why I think this band is so overrated, he tries way too hard to be the a messianic prophet, sent on earth to spread peace and goodwill, all the while hypocritically charging a massive fee for each of their concerts . U2 hasn’t played any decent music for last 10 years!
3. Most Beautiful People’s List
Another reason for the media and glamour magazines to shove their narcissism down our throats! What do these lists exactly achieve? Who is the most beautiful woman or man in the world? Isn’t that a big pretentious and exaggerated? Do these people sitting in their little crowded cubicles decide who is beautiful and who is not, Not only that, but these lists seem to boost the egoism of these so called celebs! No one has the right to tell who is the most beautiful, or who isn’t? By the way if you didn’t know these lists are determined by the upcoming movie projects of these celebs and not really by their looks. That’s narcissism at its best.
Overrated and overpaid, Celebrities are treated as super humans and heroes sometimes. Hero worshiping has become the norm today and more and more celebs seem to think that the public is interested in what they do and what they don’t do. If you look at it from another perspective, they’re people like us, the only difference is that they act, they eat and drink the same way, and they have 2 eyes, 2 ears and a nose too like the rest of us mere mortals. So what makes them worth millions? What about all those doctors, nurses, fire fighters and soldiers who risk their lives every day? And it baffles and amazes me so much that as soon as a celeb defends something, people begin defending that too, even though it isn’t worth it. What about those celebs who keep preaching about keeping the environment clean and talking about snobby , conceited crap like go green, donate, save , help , while they to pollute the environment by travelling in yachts and taking private planes.
Yes, Facebook is good for meeting old friends and keeping in touch with your family, but other than that, it’s the biggest crap ever invented! Who the hell wants to know what you had for breakfast? Or when you last showered or what the hell are you wearing or where the heck are you checking in? Whether you shaved today or not, oh see, I have 5000 fake friends in my friend list, out of whom I talk to just one or two, or hey my profile picture can get a million likes. Then are those sickening couple who choose to display all of their little activities on Facebook, I love you baby, you’re the best, nine or ten months down, they’re having a vicious fight and the girlfriend threatens to unfriend him! Oh the horror! Then there are people who try to show off just how perfect their life is, I went on holiday, I did this, I did that! Facebook is over hyped, over exposed and it has given all those narcissistic personalities, a chance to indulge in their narcissism.