When people say “that’s so basic” or “stop being basic”, it’s automatically perceived as a negative thing. If you haven’t heard of the term, let me enlighten you as to why its an awesome thing to be basic.
Urban dictionary’s meaning of basic
1. Used to describe someone devoid of defining characteristics that might make a person interesting, extraordinary, or just
simply worth devoting time
or attention to.
2. Lacking intelligence and unable to socialize on even
an elementary level.
3. Annoyingly frustrating because of the above
her? Don’t even
worry about her, girl
. She’s so basic.
I tried to get to know him, but after I spent 10 minutes with him, I realized he was too basic for me to waste time on.
Is there anything unique or special about her? I have a feeling she’s pretty basic…
He’s probably the dumbest person on earth. Too basic to even carry on a semi-intelligent conversation.
I cannot deal with basic people. I get so frustrated by their basicness!
If you go by Urban Dictionary then you probably think that being basic is not a good thing and if you are called basic that you should be offended. A few other things that classify you as basic are; Pumpkin Spiced Latte, Uggs, Northface, Pinterest, low carb diets, pop culture magazines and yoga pants. You are considered unsophisticated and an airhead.
Screw the stereotype
I am so basic and I wear it like a hat. When people generalize or stereotype someone it speaks volumes of their character. It often signal insecurity, immaturity and narcissism. We can all be stereotyped at some point of our lifetime and can have several stereotypes that people will try to instill in us. If you take away the power that the word holds on you, it gives you a great power over the haters of the world.
Basic is all relative as to where you live and what is considered basic. All the people I have and will have in my circle are both basic and extraordinary. The key to life is and always will be balance and confidence in who you are.
When we run away from the stereotype and let our personal insecurities that someone else has ignited within us creep in, it takes away all of our source power away. If you are always portray yourself as polished, intellectual, ego centric and judgmental then you are the stereotypical self-absorbed being. I hate to break this to you but you are not above being basic. When we pretend to be something we are not, it depletes your source power leaving you unfulfilled and unbalanced.
Once you embrace your inner basicness, you can start looking inward and start embracing other areas of insecurities. embrace the basic and let go of the judgement. This is a great read on looking inward. It’s a nice addition to your self-healing and awareness library.