How many of you have bought T-shirts to emphasize on this fact that “pyaar ek dhoka hai” and yet secretly wished to have that one person who’ll prove it wrong for you?
With due respect to the inventiveness of the meme pages, it becomes very important to draw attention to the “meme-culture” that has become rampant today.
Everything is a meme you see. Starting from the most serious topics of awareness to the strongest emotion embedded in all of us – every bit of it has become a meme. Every bit of man’s life is under surveillance, for making a even better meme than the previous one.
The case of generalising every human under one broad category and loss of individuality stems from the memes circulated. Doesn’t it prick your conscience when you “laugh” at memes which term some boys as “fuckboys” and some girls as “hoes” just because they don’t state reasons on the social media for jumping from one relationship to the other? It gives them a green light to continue exactly what they have been doing, and some are even proud because they belong to that group which feature in memes.
Yet again it’s not about targeting the creators, but the audience. How insensitive does one need to be to comment “katega iska bhi” on a couple’s photograph who’s life choices are questioned because of a certain faith that our generation fosters.
Memes on certain subjects are acceptable. Memes which destroy emotions, which doesn’t help one distinguish between humour and mockery, which helps release serotonin at the cost of someone else being in pain – this is exactly what we don’t want our generation to grow up with.
A video had become viral on social media whose main motive was to draw people’s attention to drug abuse. “KAMLESH SOLUCHAN” as it was called, had been the biggest hype, but as a meme material. Divyanshu Damani had also spoken out about it :
Even the recent ISC papers had been subjected to extensive meme making as you see below :
Making memes of the paper which fetches one marks, and decides their percentage lacked the respect that it deserved as most students had circulated such memes.
Its mainly about the sensitivity that has been chucked out from most of our lives by checking memes that we relate to. To revamp this generations emotions and give it a new dimension, the memes should avoid targeting such topics which are subtle yet innately tied with the routine of people. Maybe then we won’t feel the necessity to hide our actual feelings behind “pyaar ek dhoka hai”.