Our posts thus far have been filled with cynical intense sarcasm coming at you live in HD mind-blowing television through our conceptual minds bringing forth the new realm of intellect combined with a variety of nothing.
During a random Saturday night spending time at our favorite local pub, getting intoxicated in various ways, a revelation hit me like Aladdin’s 40 thieves.
People reading this will probably say “no shit sherlock,” but is it really that obvious? Are we really as aware as we think we are? Do we really appreciate what we have here, in the U S of A? I think not, absolutely not.
Between reality T.V. shows and “The Hills,” we’re imprisoned by our regressive-minds. The more we try to go forward in life, the more we strive to attain more, the further we fall from the happiness that used to be within arms reach.
When did life become so insignificant?
In what world can we live in where:
we can waste our time and stand in line for iphone 4?
I can stay up and lose sleep over whether I want a PC or MAC?
I’m sitting there on a Saturday night, wasting my money on rounds and rounds of beer?
I can spend hours facebook stalking my significant other’s ex?
I worry about what I’ll wear to the club tomorrow night?
Assessing whether I have Bieberfever?
Where people like Kim Kardashian get paid millions for nothing?
I can have 10 different colors of the same Flannel shirt?
A fucking great world, that’s what it is. Many of our daily concerns are full of shit and we’re so entrenched into them it’s ridiculously stupid as fuck. While 80% of the world is struggling to survive and put food on the table, we’re here wasting our time through meaningless endeavors and yet we pride ourselves as a progressive and intellectual society, but all I see is nothing progressive at all. Nothing at all…
I complain that McDonalds gets my order wrong, when children in 3rd world countries haven’t eaten for days.
I’m depressed that I can’t buy a Lamborghini? I have a car. Shouldn’t that be enough?
I have an iphone 3gs, but why do I want an iphone 4?
I have a roof over my head, but I want something bigger.
I can see the world, but I go to Vegas.
We’re prisoners, prisoners of our gluttonous behaviors that we’ll never break out of. It’s sad and pathetic. We walk around like we’re the shit, but at the end of the day, we’re not, nowhere near being the shit. Nobility runs through none of our veins. Since when did having a roof and food on the table no longer be enough? When did we lose sight of what’s important to us and be blinded by our self-indulging behaviors.
Maybe we’re not as progressive as we think we are. Maybe we’re not as smart as we think we are. Maybe our society is moving backwards faster than it’s moving forward. It’s moving backwards so fast, most of us are just along for the ride and through the thrills, twist and turns, we’re just going to end up fucked up in the mind… more than ever before.
Is it possible to put our energy in things that matter and enjoy company we love? We may not be over-night celebrities or have millions to spend, but we should appreciate. Appreciate that we don’t have to struggle for food everyday, or worry whether or not we’ll be killed tomorrow. Is it possible? My mind tells me no, but my heart says yes. My heart longs for society to prove me wrong, but every time, our society continues to disappoint me.
So until then…
Be grateful, we can use terms like “retail therapy,” and “google it” in the same sentence.
Which journey will you take?