I don’t know I keep getting matched with these wacky Meetup groups that I have zero interest in.
Today’s notification was about a group that Meetup was SURE I’d love called The Purpose and Pearls Girls.
I clicked…curious. And then recoiled in horror. Because the mission statement of the group was to “find your purpose through pain” and went on to describe how oysters only make pearls through the most painful of processes.
First off..I don’t know if oysters even FEEL pain. Maybe they do. I don’t know. But given that they don’t really have complex enough brains, they probably don’t.
Second..I don’t want to find my purpose (whatever that is. I have no freaking clue, to be honest) through ANYTHING that’s even remotely painful. That just sounds terribly..well..I was gonna say painful. But also just not pleasant. I get that there are people in the world who actively seek out pain and enjoy both giving and receiving it. But I am not one of those people.
I’m thinking about closing my Meetup account because I don’t think I’ve ever actually found a group that I’d want to join. All I seem to get are Mommy and Me group suggestions for parents with toddlers and wackadoo New Agey spiritualist and meditation groups that exist only to charge you $25 for an hour’s worth of meditation and “spiritual guidance”. No thanks, y’all. I’ll just sit over here in the corner with my mala beads and meditate all by my damn self, thanks.