There is a chance this wont be read, well because reading isn’t cool. People treat reading as if it were a chore. Reading according to popular culture, doesn’t make you rich. Nor does it make you famous. Reading is only deemed ok if it’s about what celebrity is fucking who, behind another celebrities back. And it has to have a lot of pictures, for the people who like to skim, and judge.
Being rich, famous, and having more social media followers than one can count. Isn’t that what it’s all about nowadays? We consume a steady diet to our subconscious, with a nutritional value of zero. Full plates of dissatisfaction, with a side of not good enough. Served with a tall glass of, you deserve this over-priced… The brain washing is beyond real, and it’s been a full blown assault on attention spans, and intellects for years now. The simplistic state society is in, is amazing. People would rather look at pictures than read, rather see “reality” television and drama than anything educational. Ironically, we live in the information age but people seem to be getting dumber. It’s cool to not know. And it’s ok, because technology.
That’s right, smartphones, and tablets do everything for us. Thomas Guide? What’s that? Google maps may take you WELL out of your way, but technology. I love the art of marketing. A company convinces you, that you need some expensive item in your life, without telling to to buy it. A commercial makes an item look like it makes your life easier. Enhances it. Makes you the cool friend.
How many times have you seen people scrolling their timelines while walking, shopping, even driving?
10 humans, 10 phones, standing 2 feet from each other. How much human interaction you think will take place? Human interaction? Whats that? Add me on…
No one knows anything anymore, outside of a famous persons latest purchase. Most people couldn’t hold an intelligent conversation without fidgeting for their phones within 5 minutes. When’s the last time you had a conversation about the last book you’ve read?
I realize I run a sports and culture website, and football is back. But I’ve been running experiments. I notice how viewership skyrockets north when there are tons of pictures involved. Top 10 list do great numbers. But it’s amazing how much hard work and research one can put into a well written piece– only to not see the fruits of your labor, do to the lack of photographic stimuli.
Who runs the world? Better yet, who signs your paychecks?
Those in charge were too busy for distractions. They now have time because you’re doing the work they outsourced to you for a small fraction of what they are getting to own the place. Unfair? Not really, it’s called natural selection. In other words, only the strong will survive, and those predisposed to do the bare minimum will will be at the bottom. You get out of this world what you put in it. And right now most of us aren’t putting in shit.
All the jobs that pay extremely well require intelligence. As in knowledge. Engineering degrees, math, science, and the like. I get you can also become a self made business owner, but in order to perfect your craft, you have to know it. Which involves research. Which involves… reading.
The most ironic part of this whole piece, is I wrote about something that may not be done to this very article.