Every time I watch Insecure, the hit HBO series that be having men and women arguing all day (*cough* during work hours) on Facebook, I’m amazed. Amazed because every single episode taps into some vital element of my adulthood experience — whether it’s dating, career moves, or the series of bad decisions I had to learn from the hard way.
Low key, I find myself relating to every character on the show — yes, even Lawrence. And while we’re on the subject, I honestly don’t understand all the Lawrence hate. To me he’s just a regular dude who reacts to stressful situations (no job, girl caught cheating, etc.) the same way pretty much any other dude would, which is basically becoming hella withdrawn and less supportive/attentive because he’s trying to figure his own s*** out. In a nutshell, Lawrence is a naturally flawed male human demonstrating how a naturally flawed male human acts when he’s at a low point in his life (and I’ve witnessed it personally on several occasions).
But like I was saying, I find Insecure to be relatable in many ways. Seeing myself and my plethora of awkward life experiences represented in the characters and different storylines of the show allows me to reflect on several valuable life lessons I’ve learned and am still learning as I navigate through 20-something adulthood. [Read more…]