Talking about an ex is a dangerous game: it can usually bring about a serious case of the ‘feels’. Being optimistic, one may be able to salvage good memories from the plane crash that ultimately took place. Remember, the warmth you felt knowing that someone in the world cared about you and was thinking about you endlessly? Yeah, me too.
Ask my generation the first thing they think of when you say the word ‘swipe’. In all likelihood, the answer will be ‘Tinder’. Launched in 2012, Tinder is a mobile app where you’re presented images of people that live near you and you can ‘swipe left’ to to reject someone or ‘swipe right’ to show you’re interested. The magic to Tinder lies is its ‘double opt-in’ mechanism: both parties must swipe right in order to start talking with eachother. This is supposed to alleviate the pressure of approaching someone you’re interested in, but not knowing if that interest is reciprocated.
“We’re the middle children of history man, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives” – Chuck Palahaniuk, Fight Club
I would say that I’ve never suffered from depression: depressed, yes, but not depression. The closest I’ve come is a few months after my dad’s death. As I adjusted to a new normal, I found myself growing numb towards everything and everyone. I preferred being alone more often than not; talking to others was burdensome and small-talk too difficult. Seeking solace in solitude, I found myself getting lost in my own thoughts and drifting into a spiral of negativity. However, this all eventually passed. Luckily, final exams and a job helped distract my mind and shift focus away from myself.
We’re well into 2016 now but we’ve curated a book of JAMs, showcasing the best of 2015, titled Dear Saad! You can download it here: http://ow.ly/XBg2p.
We highly recommend that you enjoy a hot cup of tea whilst reading If you’re interested in owning a physical copy for your coffee table, please do let us know! If there’s enough interest, we’ll print a limited set.
See below for a preview of the book. Let us know what you think!