Top 10 Overrated Things in Life

4:00 pm 4 Feb, 2013

You may have your own opinion but there are certain things in life that are valued a tad more than they actually deserve. Of course, what is overrated for one might be a necessity for another but the truth is this: sometimes we get carried away in the flow. There are quite a few things which are given too much importance. Read along to discover the Top 10 overrated things in life.

10. Exams:

Just the mention of the word ‘exam’ strikes fear in the hearts of students. Whether it is the boards or just the annual exams, there is a too much of uproar over them. Faring badly in one often leads to shattering decisions of ending lives, not to mention depression and inferiority complexes. No one seems to realize that it is just a test of your bookish knowledge and there is always a second time.

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9. Love:

To those seeing the world with rose-tinted glasses, everything may seem perfect but this view shouldn’t drastically change when these very glasses break. Love is a good thing but beyond a certain point it all comes down to what it does to our lives. There is more to life than love; living with it is certainly good but if devoid of it, no problem because there are more things to be happy about.

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8. Money:

Though it cannot be denied that money buys everything we need for a comfortable life, it also cannot be denied that all the problems of socio-economic divide in our society, today, is due to the glorification of ‘money’. From the food we eat, clothes we wear or schools we attend, the whole shebang is exorbitant. The world understands only the language of money which in turn makes life a very hard fight.

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7. Politicians:

Politics, they say, is the last refuge of scoundrels and that is so very true. If there is something that is very much pertinent to society and is given more importance than it is supposed to be given, then politics sure does qualify. With gag orders and jibes complemented by no real-work, the political arena needs to be shown the door from our lives. Their worth lies in how much they perform beyond which everything else is insignificant.

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6. Celebrities:

Yes, they are rich, they are artists and they earn truckloads of money, but that’s all they are. The hype about the celebrities and their lives is ludicrous. Who they date or dine with; where they go a holiday; or, what necklace they buy; why should we even care? Perhaps it will help to remember that they are as much human as we are and they just belong to a different profession. Celeb worship is downright ridiculous.

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5. Marriage:


Yes, marriage is definitely one of those things that makes life wonderful and gives an entirely new dimension to the meaning of life as we know it, but it’s not the only thing there is. Often such a hullabaloo is made about marriage that the greater picture is ignored. Marriage is nothing if those in it are not happy and, hence, clamour about life coming to an end with a separation or a divorce needs to stop. That can only happen when the importance associated with marriage is made more realistic.

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4. Motherhood:

Becoming a mother gives a whole new turn to the lives of women, but it is certainly not everything that women are about. Our society sees women who chose career over raising children with questionable eyes. It is because the essence of a woman is concentrated to the point where she becomes a mother. While one woman might love the idea of children, another might not but that does not make the latter any less of a woman.

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3. Coffee:

What’s so special in a coffee? It’s just a hot beverage and that too not something that is really great to taste. Despite that the world seems to be hung over on the very idea of coffee. In fact such is the demand for something as commonplace as coffee that at times a cup of coffee is heavier on the wallet than two square meals a day for an entire family. We need to re-evaluate our priorities when it comes to coffee.

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2. Work:

In this day and age, having a job is crucial to leading a happy life. But often in the pursuit of a good job, a career and appraisals, we often give up what is actually important in life – peace. We never know when we will cease to exist. While working is important it should not be everything there is about us. Our work includes in the most overrated things and it should only be a part of our life, not our life.

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1. Religion:

It is believed that religions were shaped by men hundreds and thousands of years ago to help organize the society. An organized collection of belief and cultural systems is how religion could be defined. But today, in many corners of the world, what we see is fanaticism disguised as religion. There are conflicts and killings in its name, all because of radical and uncalled for submission to intolerant beliefs. Something that started out to help streamline our way of living has become a tool for exploitation, and that certainly shows how overrated the idea of religion is.

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