Pseudo-ism; the art of faking it

Posted: December 16, 2008 in Uncategorized

Pseudos are a common species, who take such varied form that I can’t even specify where or when you will have the terrible misfortune to stumble across one.

They come in the form of ‘friends’, family, maybe just people you pass on the street… they’re everywhere. And I’m sure that, if you have not been living under a rock, you either know one, or in fact, are one.

Pseudo-ism; the art of faking it. You find these artistes in mediums of intellect, friendship, culture, originality (ironically) and pretty much any other medium you can think of. There are many reasons I find, after much research into the minds of the countless Pseudos I’ve had to socialize with, that these ‘artistes’ do what they do.

Some just have a compulsive need to lie. Either for the personal kick they get out of fooling people, or the more pathetic alternative: to impress the audience. Others, more often, have an innate want to be something they’re not; “I’m not cool enough! So I’m going to wear oversized pants and attempt to rap songs about booties and blingbling with my supercool made-up american ghetto accent, so I’ll be OMG SO K00L like those guys on TEE VEE! Yay!” Self esteem issues and a very flimsy hold on reality goes hand in hand with these types.

You find some Pseudos though, whose behaviour is unexplainable in any simple terms, and I can only conclude that they do it because they are either mentally deranged or pure evil. Either that or I’m just not lacking a social life enough to analyze the Pseudo-psyche in detail.

A lot of the time I’ve found that Pseudos I know seem harmless in nature: just people who aren’t comfortable with who or what they truly are. But then, if you know a Pseudo, you don’t really know them after all, do you?

  1. Sigma says:

    Its said that we all have four facesThe person we project to peopleThe person people seeThe person we think we areAnd the person we really areIt takes time and effort to understand who you are and I believe that unless you first know who you are, you can never understand another person.Great post Makuluwo – would you mind if I placed a link on my blog to yours?

  2. Makuluwo says:

    Go ahead by all means, Sig! 😀

  3. Abhishek says:

    Who actually is, what you hereby refer to as a ‘pseudo’ is hard to define. The same person can come across as a ‘pseudo’ in some thoughts and actions, while not so, in some other situation. This, of course, doesn’t include the cases (whiggers and wannabes) that you’ve already mentioned. Nice post btw.

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