Why is it wrong to be irresponsible?

One of the most clichéd words used by people who are supposed to be better or greater or superior to us use to describe us in our yellow patches: irresponsible. Why does this word constantly come up in our lives? Why is it the irreplaceable tool used to undermine us?

Whenever you’re being irresponsible, you’re probably destroying expectations, and that sucks but it doesn’t mean you’re wrong. Being irresponsible is implied as the last thing you want to be. And maybe, just maybe, those guys, the one’s who’re supposed to be better or greater or superior to us, are actually right.

But maybe, they aren’t and people are just engineered in two different ways, and right now, the people who’re engineered to be better or greater or superior to the others are in the lead right now. Maybe, better and greater and superior are the adjectives associated with that race of people and the adjectives meant for the others have been suppressed by the ones in the lead, due to the fear of being second. Maybe, the current leaders will always be in the lead, and that’s how it will remain for eternity. The question is, those guys, the ‘responsible’ ones, are rated in terms of what? Is it by the success? The money, the achievements, the college degrees, the fame or the respect? The idea of these terms not being important to someone is bluntly dismissed by our one-dimensional society. These things matter so much to some people, that they can’t handle the thought of someone not wanting the things they want, or not respecting the things that they have achieved, and have completely shut off the idea of just being happy without any “success”.

No one, in their right mind, would agree with this: What if the irresponsible ones are far more intelligent to tell the responsible ones that they’re wrong in dismissing them? No one wants to believe that the hippie living in the playground whose been high for last decade or so and still can’t figure out how to change the station on his radio, is better than them. What if that person is actually happy and can make ends meet and just wants to live a happy 35-40 years fooling around with his “good-for-nothing” friends? Why is he wrong?

Yes, this might be a rather radical example but the essence of irresponsibility lies in most of the “carefree” men. This doesn’t mean that being responsible is wrong; this just means that being irresponsible might not be wrong. Now, if you take up a job and show up late and don’t do your work, then you’re just a jackass; but if you do what you love–even if society doesn’t approve of it, and deems it as irresponsible–and have fun, and be content with your life, then no one can give you the shit preaching you don’t deserve.

You ask a man on his death bed what the best moment of life was, and he’ll either give you a story about how he changed the world, turned his life around or something on the basis of which you get a pretty decent movie script or he’ll tell you about how he travelled the world with his best friends and did absolutely nothing except writing songs and meeting different people or about how he threw his perfected speech during the school debate competition and turned it into a stand-up comedy event. Both the stories make the dying man proud or happy and he ends his life in ecstasy (Yes, that was a hippie reference). The only difference is that the man who worked his way towards success would be more cherished and celebrated than the man who whiled away his time getting high, writing songs, travelling the world, laughing and living life to the fullest. This is where our outlook diminishes some minorities, the people who’re a little different than us, and that sucks. It’s just not fair. It’s not fair that how anything alien to a particular mindset is placed into the irresponsible section. Whatever you do to change the world dynamic, to break the first place on the podium that has space only for the better and greater and superior people, won’t be enough. It’s probably meant to be like that, the leaders putting the others down and living their “perfect lives”.

No one answer can satisfy the question. People would say that it’s important to have a purpose in life as it gives you a sense of satisfaction but they would not allow having fun or being happy to be the purpose of your life. This isn’t against the people who are better or greater or superior; this is against the people dismissing others. What is irresponsibility?

And, why is it wrong to be irresponsible?


4 comments on “Irresponsible

  1. sucorpii says:

    Hi 🙂 I love the way that you wrote this.


  2. I think this is a great topic to explore, but I think you should start with your last two questions. Also, words cannot be clichés by themselves. I think there is a lot of potential here, but I’m not sure if you capture it. Maybe if you use more stories instead of a lot of straw man accusations/generalizations. Tell us a story with this idea.

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