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Monday, January 24, 2011

Laziness, Pop Culture and Other Rants: Part 1

Movies like "The Social Network" praise geniuses like Mark Zuckerberg for creating such revolutionary and ground breaking inventions that have essentially shaped the world we live in today. However, things like Facebook and Twitter, initially created with good intentions, have become grotesque monstrosities turning our youth and even our adult populations into lazy zombies with no other preoccupations other than how many friends or followers they have.

It feels as if modern technology, this digital age we live in, has made it extremely easy to develop lazy tendencies. It is this "get it quick" mentality which is reflected in our popular culture... music (Kesha, Katy Perry, Soulja Boy, Dougie bullshit dance, etc.), movies with no plot or purpose (Expendables, countless dance movies, etc.), even the food industry (McDonalds, Burger King, etc.). All of these things have made it impossible for someone to WANT to have faith, focus and a desire to finish any given project. The few people who do WANT, and those who don't, waste their potential because the modern fucking bullshit of our generation has made it too easy for us. There is no longer a NEED to succeed. Only a withering dream, a withering want of becoming something greater than what we are. We have become too lazy to succeed at anything more than logging online and chatting with our friends, and stalking attractive women on Facebook.

Although this seems like an incoherent rant (it basically is), there is a bottom line to my madness. There is no NECESSITY anymore. There is no sense of urgency. Aside from those poor and struggling in the world, people with basic commodities who are able to get by have no NEEDS only WANTS. We dream of having fancy cars, bitches, hoes, money and clothes. Who could blame us? When all we see everywhere is a small percentage of wealthy people on television, movies, radio, internet, etc. telling us how great it is to be rich and how we should all buy $600 jackets and $300 jeans because that will fulfill us.

-P

1 comment:

  1. Food for thought,..so true, we've pretty much lost control over that which we ourselves created to use as a 'good.'

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