We live in a world where virtually everything hijacks our attention. From every conceivable angle, there are externalities that satiate our primal cravings, from deranged sexuality, to the greed of materialism and money, to self-indulgence, driven by an ego some of us are unaware; overstimulating pleasures from natural and synthetic drugs, chemically processed and addictive foods, all of which I’ve fell victim to from time to time. More so, we love and get distracted by entertainment because it gives us a sense of temporary inspiration, a short-lived simulation of stimulation which only takes us away from honing in on our debilitating patterns of attitude and character. From our senseless analytical take on sports, television shows that take us away from an imagination devoid of metaphors, advertisements and marketing that bombard our mental space, as they repeat themselves, rewriting our views on sexuality, our essential needs, only to feed the belly of corporatism. ‘Tunnel vision’ mode is getting sucked into this tube we call television or get sucked into the attractive LCD screens as we forever scroll our social media streams from Facebook, Instagram, Vine, etc. Yet we continue to laugh in our ignorance, we live anyway, we cry like big babies while we firmly grasp our bottle of Jameson, yet only a few really take the honest time to evaluate all of which we participate in. How many of us really understand the inner workings of our hearts and minds? How many of us are courageous to take on silence, so we can passively observe our flaws, to not be afraid to be human? How many of us listen to ourselves? Or are we having fun swimming in this ocean of noise and distraction?
— (via commondense)