A lot of things in today’s world seem very shallow and superficial to me which often makes me feel as if I should have been born at an earlier time in history like the 50’s or 60’s. When I say “Things in today’s world”, I’m mostly referring to attitudes our society generally holds right now in the West,
Everything is about appearance for a lot of people, which is where I’ll start off on this rambling. It’s no lie that the more attractive people get places they want to be at more easily than the Average Joe’s and the “less attractive”. If you’re beautiful, more people are drawn to you, you get more attention, people are more accepting of you and you’re just generally held in a higher regard. Not to mention these people have more success in other more formal things like Job Interviews right off the bat. These are some great advantages to being aesthetically pleasing, but is it fair that some people get privileges due to the accident of their genetics? Nah it’s not fair, but that’s life in a nutshell.
Now this is just the way things are, to which I understand, but I think there is far too much emphasis on looks, people judge within seconds. This is at it’s most brutal in clubs, I’ve seen guys walk up to women before and the woman just disregards his existence despite him trying to start any sort of contact, simply because he doesn’t meet her visual standards. What sort of world do we live in where a complete stranger is shown such unkindness and even disgust because their genes don’t seem up to your standards? Yes it could easily be that they have this dodgy haircut or maybe they dress weird and it’s not their actual looks that cause the negative outlook, but most people are generally nice, stop looking at what the are and start looking at WHO they are!
Moving on from visual appeal of people, there is musical taste which has ultimately bombed since the 90’s. Music has also been subject to the superficial infection and seems to be getting worse as time goes on, almost like it’s going sour. A lot of the general public plebs want to listen to manufactured, meaningless garbage which last an average of two minutes and thirty seconds in today’s world. Music -at least in my view- is something that should evoke emotion and thought in a person through vivid sounds and deep, meaningful lyrics. Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Rihanna, One Direction and all your other mainstream goofs aren’t artists making music, they are making a shoddy product that YOU keep alive by buying into this crap! Their product doesn’t do anything real music does, it is a catchy re-used beat paired with annoying, repetitive and meaningless lyrics. Here’s a hilarious example of Rihanna below:
So what else have I got time to moan about concerning today’s culture?
Oh yeah, conformity!
This is at the center of everything today, people doing stupid things because other people are doing stupid things. Things like the horrid Duckface a lot of women and some men do in pictures because they think it’s “cool”, how about no. Not only does it look stupid, it makes you a mind-numbing sheep, think for yourself for once, we’re all different for a reason. It’s the same with people who think they’re edgy and cool because they smoke cannabis and will definitely make sure that you know about how cool they are because they do it. I don’t care what you do or take, just don’t make a big deal out of it and think it makes you brilliant, it doesn’t, not by a long shot.
What makes someone great is having great skills. Having a skill in anything from playing an instrument, to even being a kind human being makes you awesome. I personally think people need to think more about themselves and the culture they live in, and think about how they’re letting it affect them, don’t be a sheep.