Alright… so there´s this trend going around where people do yoga, smoke weed, listen to the 3 hipster bands they know and therfore think they´re happy and at peace with the world because they can walk on their hands (which is super useful). If you´re one of these peeps… well, you´re NOT!
The other day I got into a heated argument with some yogui who was talking about the world and it´s energy and how ALL we need is peace for ourselves and the world will feel our love and give some back and if our desires deviate from this in the slightest way then we´re stupid and materialistic. I proceeded to tell her two things… #1 was that I wanted some of whatever it is she was smoking and #2 was that she´s wrong…
You guys gotta remember that I live in Mexico City and the stuff I see down here is really black/white, hot/cold and all about the extremes.
From my experience there are two types of yoguis, the ones who be like… Whatever, I live in one of the biggest cities in the world but I don´t need a car because I´m super flexible… WHAT!? What sense does this make? None whatsoever… They have taken the yogui lifestyle to extremes (and are usually super late because they don´t drive, it´s like… are you the real deal? Well then levitate to our meeting dude, but get there on time).
Also, they have probably gone vegetarian, pescatarian or vegan but don´t you dare ask them what any of those mean because you will not get an answer, what you´ll get is a sermon on why you should become those things also. Generally they don´t wear make up, hate heels and their most mention worthy attribute is that they can be a great pretzel if ever it should be needed in competitive charades.
Then there are the “yoguis”… these are the ones that drive their Mercedes of the year to their Bikram Yoga class and then go out and lecture you over a Starbucks on being a person of plenitude. Lecturing all of us ignorant people who don´t understand the importance of feng shui and things of that sort gets so exhausting for them that every once in a 14 days they have to go “reconnect with nature” to one of their many beach houses, so they take make sure to take they´re iphone, ipad, laptop and apple TV on that spiritual journey.
Of course while away from their yoga teacher, who they´re really close to and have had so much personal growth with (the fact that the teacher is also super hot is just a coincidence), they make sure to keep the practice going with the latest yoga app, duh! After practice they will have a long photoshoot on the beach (or some place there is a sunset) to show off their amazing new positions on instagram. Plus their workout outfit is sooooo cute and their butt looks great in those yoga pants.
Of course the “yoguis” have also gone vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian and if you ask them why they´ll say it´s for the health benefits… If you ask them what the benefits are they´ll have no freaking clue, so basically we can assume that they changed their diet because they saw that the other bitches who did it got super skinny.
I think it´s great when people are true to themselves and what they want in life. If the day of tomorrow your goal is to have the most amazing house, sports car, family, career or apple tree in your backyard… then I hope you damn straight do it! Wanting a house doesn´t make you emptier or dumber or more materialistic than the person who wants to have a kick ass apple tree.
What would make you dumb is telling people you´re striving for an apple tree when in reality you want that freaking house, and you´d be even dumber to actually start fighting for the tree if you only want it because you´re supposed to want it. Recently it´s like wanting a luxurious life style is frowned upon for some reason.
So everyone stop judging! If you want to be a yogui, or “yogui”, or rich, or famous, or a doctor then go do that! No ones gonna think your a better person because you became a photographer instead of a lawyer. The atristic, creative, mysterious personality is just as attractive as the successful, grounded, luxurious one.
So to all of you people who are deviating from what you want because your not supposed to want it…
You gotta tell the world…