On a daily basis, I probably get called “basic” two to five times a day. Whether it’s because I enjoy listening to Drake’s new album while sporting a North Face to stay warm, or it’s the times I’m assembling the squad before an AC night out to take the perfect “candid” photo. Basically, I exude “basic.”
What exactly is being basic?
Being typical. Not having an “original thought.” Using the dog filter on Snapchat.
Whatever definition you give the term, I guarantee I fit the part. TBH, I don’t hate it.
I re-watch Grey’s Anatomy just because and obvi, I shorten words in regular convos. I just can’t help myself. Does that make me a bad person? If anything, it makes me more enjoyable.
- Basic means that you are one with others.
Basic people share the same taste and share the same language – making socializing easy. How many times can a group of people say “it’s lit”, unnecessarily drop the F bomb, or argue about who’s the best rapper in the game right now (omg did you hear Kendrick’s new song?). These are all basic conversations that we indulge in on a regular basis… because why not?
- Basic people love selfies
No matter how many times a girl posts a selfie, she’s guaranteed to get loads of likes. Almost every basic person follows a Kardashian on Snapchat, and all they do is post selfies. The perfectly lit shot with a slight pout, smirk, or grin is all it takes. Basic has never felt so good! Self-esteem levels are shooting through the roof with just one basic selfie at a time. Before judging, is that necessarily a bad thing? Love yourself – who cares what other people think.
- Basic means 🔥 Instagram captions & edits
To build off of point 3, if anyone knows about good IG captions it’s the girl who selfies harder than the rest. She’s the one friend you go to for approval before posting. “Do you like this one or should I just go with Mayfair?” Your friend probably listened extra hard to Frank Ocean’s album, not because he’s talented, but because she skimmed a Buzzfeed article about the best Insta-worthy captions off his new record. Nonetheless, she got more likes than you.
- Basic people are the go-to drunk pizza partners
Who in his/her right mind can talk down to someone who needs a nice slice at the end of a fun night? Throw some penne vodka on my pie and I am there. There’s nothing better than a person who is always down to ruin the diet they whine all week long about.
- Basic people love going to Atlantic City
Hitting up a club to listen to house music, scoring free tequila shots from a group of guys, and winning money with your liquid courage and semi-if-any blackjack skills. There’s potential greatness on the casino floor, and basic people love it. These are the same people blasting Beyoncé with their sweatpants-wearing squad while driving down the Garden State Parkway. Sounds like an epic weekend to me!
Before calling someone basic, just realize that we all are at some point. I’m a girl who enjoys great things, and if that makes me basic – than I don’t want to be anything else.