Girls Just Want To Have Fun (my ‘absence theory’)

And on the surface there is nothing wrong with that. Who wouldn’t want to have fun? Unfortunately, these ladies are missing one key ingredient to make the whole process of having fun work: work.

It’s all a part of my absence theory. The theory is incredibly simple and because of it’s simplicty it has probably been thought of before and probably with bigger, smarter words than I will ever use in my life.

The theory in a nutshell is that all feelings or emotions people have are all related to the absence of a previous feeling or emotion. Take for instance the hit song by Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Fun, as stated before, is a great thing to have. In fact, we as humans strive to have fun, but we only strive because we know that work kind of sucks. When you’re busy working your job you’re constantly looking at the clock wishing for it to move faster so you can go and be free and have a good time. The only reason that leaving your place of employment is such a joyous occasion is because you had to go to work. If there were no work your whole existence would be built around having fun. And we all know that even a good thing can get tiresome after awhile.

Let’s take a look at two other feelings that go hand in hand: love and heartbreak.

Pretty much every one has been in love at one point in their life. This is also the truth when it comes to heartbreak. The only reason we feel either of these things is because the other exists. If you never had feelings of love towards a person/thing, you wouldn’t know what heartbreak is, and if you never had the feeling of hurt that comes from a broken heart, you wouldn’t know what love is.

Think about it. Every single feeling you have comes from an opposite feeling that dictates how you gauge the other feeling. You don’t know love if you don’t know heartbreak/hate. You don’t know happiness if you don’t know sadness. You don’t know hunger unless you’ve been full. You don’t know being alone if you’ve never been in a crowd. You don’t know fun if you’ve never had to work.

So while Cyndi can talk about how girls just want to have fun, deep down she knows that fun is only fun when you’ve been busy working.

But hey, I think everyone kind of has a soft spot for a working girl.


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