A quote from one of my top 5 favorite movie of all time:
I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it.
We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV’s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be. We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore.
We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.’ – Howard Beale, from the movie Network
Can you believe that? It was filmed in 1976 and we’re still in the same state of mentality? I guess we as human beings never made any progress at all. Yes we have cellphones, internet and stuffs, but I believe that that only amplifies the fundamental problems we’re having, like bad news travels faster and reaches more people, so more people are more paranoid faster than ever.
The birth of reality tv shows are a direct result of massive bombardment of bad news to the masses until people can’t distinguish between reality and illusion. You know, 50 years ago people killing other people with a gun is something really bad and tragic, but since gun-killing-maniac is shown on every movie and drama you can think of, it became a norm and we accept that shooting other people is ‘how it’s supposed to be’. Pathetic.
It’s 2015, and people are socializing and trolling on social media more then we meet in a coffee shop, like how it’s supposed to be in the modern era. They say that time is a constrain. Well, you have all the latest technological gadgets ever invented to ‘make life easier’ (remember how those advertisement trying to tell you that your life will be easier with their gadget?), then surely you’ll have more time for human interaction. But no, they believe in this modern world illusion, that socializing on the internet is as important as meeting in real person, like how it’s supposed to be. The excuse of the century.
Because people are shown about how bad the outside world really is by showing videos about pick pockets, bank robbers and con artist’ almost every day, people are afraid to go out and interact with unknown people anymore who’re 9/10 good people I can assure you. We refuse to help people asking to change their flat tire, because we can’t distinguish between illusion and reality due to massive brainwashing in the social media.
Don’t believe everything you see. Instead, go out and experience it yourself and make your mind about it. Television is one of the biggest illusion in human history, and today internet just overtook it…