Ok we live in an unprecedented time of all-encompassing materialism and superficiality… just take a listen at the new music for proof. It is positively dreadful and thin, like a bleached echo of some artificial reality.
Everyone trying to fit in to this saccharine, plastic, mass-produced, soda pop world where one has to wonder – what are you trying to fit in to. Young people have no purpose, other than to look good, be cool, have many likes etc. “I just want to be myself”, they say, while buying another iPhone and pair of Nike shoes to be accepted.
Social media is literally killing off an entire generation. (Note: you can actually post items of substance beyond “look at me” – suicidal but smiling)
Where are the peace protests and anti-war anthems? Where is the counter culture? If you are so pissed off with the 1% why is your sole aim in life to be one of them? Change the world don’t try to be accepted by it! If your life sucks because it isn’t actually your life that your are living, then shouldn’t that alone tell you something?
That big gaping hole inside will not be filled by any of this crap. Make your own music. Be your own soundtrack. Live a completely authentic, uncompromising life. Don’t try to fit in, rage against the machine. Whatever the omnipresent corps and govts want you to be – be something else. Whatever truth the establishment is peddling; reject it. Find your own truth. Conformity is cowardice and way too easy! Seek truth and peace, real peace! Find your own voice, whether others like it or not – this is what made the 60s and 70s so different. The far too many isms and ologies won’t save you, the dirty little secret is they never really have saved anyone.
You are not just another brick in the wall or cog in the machine. You are you, the only one, singular and worthy. Cast your own shadow. And finally…
…get yourself a dog.