The world as we know today it is built by us; humans. But from the sounds of all that’s happening lately, it may not be the what our ancestors had in mind.
Let’s face it. In today’s world, we live our lives base on some absurd notion that everything we’re doing right now will lead toward something greater. We’re all riding along that same path, even if our beliefs of getting there differ from one another. And the one common strand between us all comes down to one thing: entertainment.
Whether it be for gratitude or avoiding a problem, we all find ourselves being entertained at some points in our life. Entertainment is a global phenomenon that’s enveloped the world in its path. Call it however you want, but the fact is, people enjoy being entertained and we seek it out constantly.
In many countries, there exist a large fanbase for sports. Large enough that a huge sum of money is circulating that industry like a black hole swallowing every dime and green we have. But last I checked, it didn’t take a man swimming in a pool to protect a country or save a cat from a burning tree. It’s completely illogical to throw money at an event that returns nothing back.
Well, nothing but entertainment.
Fact is, athletes get paid more than the people shaping the minds of our future. The average salary of a public teacher nears around $50,000 a year, with university professors nearing $115,000. The average athlete can be contracted for as close as $1 million for a single season. And some of these guys don’t even get to see an active roster.
It’s a sad truth, one that we’re willing to feign ignorance at. But for good reasons. It’s just not as entertaining to see complainers and naysayers talking big like they’re trying to do good. And believe me, don’t get me started on those tree-hugging, justice seeking, hipsters.
There are groups of people rounding the country, which I shall not name, that are trying to get people to join their cause. Their definition of entertainment may be different from the common meaning of the word, but nonetheless it’s what motivates them. They’re proud when they’ve succeeded in appropriating others, and it makes them feel all tingly inside.
These days, we’re so keen for entertainment that television companies are stocking up on reality shows. And let me tell you, a lot of these shows don’t even make sense let alone need to be televised. Tell me, what’s so important about runway models that we need to watch a competition around it? And chefs? Painters? The private life of a celebrity? Storage wars? It’s ridiculous.
But that’s all entertainment.
There’s an argument that all of this is happening, or even conspired, so that the commonwealth can take their minds off the terrible things. Fear is one of the best methods to control a large population, and it’s convinced some people that it’s what’s occurring in many countries by their leaders. Do I believe in that conspiracy? No. But I believe in the method. Set a building on fire and people will attempt to escape with no hesitation, all in fear for their well being. Think about it.
In the past couple centuries, Politics has become more a profession than it ever was. People are going through school to become a politician. That’s just absurd. Politics should be nothing more than an interest, and no one should be make it more than it needs be. It is something that many groups of people can put their pencils down to have a discussion about their own state of being without getting bullied into a single belief system. It is something that should not be used to allow biased individuals to lead an entire country for their powertrip. And most of all, it is something that’s earnest.
So while we continue to shape our world through the eyes of entertainment, we continue to allow ourselves become ignorant yet blissful. If this isn’t what you see yourself doing 5 years from now, then you better shape up. Because reality is harsh, and it’s harsher to break away from conformity.