Hello and welcome,
I don’t know about you but in my experiences travelling around this awesome ball in space people are overwhelmingly friendly, compassionate, creative and full of positivity. In short: people are awesome.
And so why is it that we live today surrounded by a culture so full of fear, violence, destruction, negativity, shallowness, misinformation and idiocy?
Given that we ‘the people’ are both potentially and actually a thousand times more genuinely awesome than most of the cultural messages we are bombarded with, why do we not see this mainstream manufactured culture - by definition – as a form of demoralisation?
It is abundantly clear to me that what we see on TV, in the movies, in music videos and elsewhere does not originate from us – the general population. It does not really reflect us (or reflect reality) at all, even if we inevitably end up reflecting it sometimes. So where does it come from and what is really going on here?
Well, this blog is my attempt to explore these questions, collect insights from other people and hopefully add some insights of my own.
The mainstream media, entertainment and ‘culture creation’ industries will never, ever hold a mirror up to themselves and willingly reveal what they do, how they go about doing it or why they are doing it. And to be fair, it is not really their responsibility to help us raise our awareness with respect to these subjects – or any other.
Thankfully, that response-ability rests entirely with us, as free individuals.