Often, our blogs have taglines. But what if humans did, too? What would your tagline be?
When I ask my friends this question, they always suggest something like “Nerd Alert” or “The Girl With Too Many Dreams” or “The One who Reads” and again, “The Dreamer, who just dreams”. Well, obviously, I enjoy these remarks, because I know, I’m a nerd, an avid reader and a dreamer. My blog has a tagline, “The Story Of a Dreamer” because it is my story and I’m definitely a dreamer. But, if in real life, I had a tagline, it wouldn’t be anything close to describing the dreamer or the reader in me.
The less you tell the world, the more people wonder. If taglines did really exist for a person, I am sure, I wouldn’t divulge much about myself through that tagline. I would be wary of the fact that people nowadays misuse the information given to them. And moreover, who doesn’t love some mystery. If I reveal much about me in that tagline, nobody will bother to talk to me, because they know what they have to know and eventually, they are happy with that. And if I don’t reveal more than what is required, I’m sure, people out of curiosity, will want to talk to me.
But, have you noticed? Taglines exist very much in this world. Not visibly, of course, but through words. When I started college, the first thing I noticed, is that people make mental picture of others, judging them of appearances. If you like that mental picture, you talk to them, become friends, exchange ideas giving birth to a new friendship. But if you don’t like the picture, well then, you don’t even bother to talk to them, let alone exchange ideas. An unsaid hatred grows inside your mind. Sadly, I was a part of the crowd too.
Initially, I had difficulties coping with the change and being an introvert, I did not indulge in small talks with others. Unconsciously, I created a mental picture of everybody and I started talking to those who appeared to be good. Later on, I realized that they were not the type of people I wanted to hang out with and days of loneliness followed. Eventually, I gave up that picture I created and decided to be open about everyone and thank god for that. Because I wouldn’t have met my friends if I had stuck with that picture.
Taglines, of a person, can be dangerous, if it existed. It can create a bad picture, or result in wrong judgement. The entire concept of talking and exchanging ideas would cease to exist and according to me,, talking and listening are the best form of communication created.
I wonder, what WOULD be my tagline?
The Daily Prompt :Tagline