The struggle for identity.
Social media has crafted a Daniel-Day Lewis “method acting” sort of mentality amongst a generation that clings to fame and fortune; flaunting wealth and luxury, a lifestyle to be absorbed by the masses.
The likes dripped down like snowflakes, addictive as cocaine; withdrawals when the affirmation dies away and the desire to keep the audience alive and kicking.
Stand-up comedians craft their ideas, rework them, work with the crowd; the applause is an aphrodisiac — like heroine, if not more addictive.
Social media is just a stand-up act that never shuts down.
The audience is ever present, the mechanism of algorithms is the reliance upon which the “influencer” is a slave to.
One wrong move, and the career is over.
The recent college scene and how the accused claimed it wasn’t the college they were worried about; it was the loss of their virtual “clout”.
Family values and the love for those around us, those private moments, are now currency. Share it at will and wait for the sponsors to respond well, as they do.
I was never drawn to the idea to social media, though I do acknowledge that there is good — for example the freedom of speech it once allowed individuals; now a limited form of censorship rather.
It’s a never ending cycle — a cycle of searching for meaning in an endless pursuit of grandeur.
Fake it till you make it, and as you make it lose your soul in doing so.
The fake becomes the reality, a dangerous one. One that seeps into a maniacal ego; a narcissistic urge to repeat and regurgitate the same formula.
Expensive cars, naked girls, drugs, and money — the #Livingthelife.
Most of all #Blessed for all the fake hearts thrown their way by the plethora of the masses fooled by veiled disgust; the underlying ugliness of demand and supply.
A cancer, diving deeper than ever before; taking control of the lives of many, as once described by the ramblings of a notorious serial killer — Ted Kaczynski.
How technology would someday control humans, depending upon it our very existence — becomes a daunting reality.