Love is something we all want but that so many of us don’t know how to give or receive.
I’m one of those people.
And I don’t know, maybe it’s just my perception of the world around me, but why are so many of us twenty-somethings so messed up?
We care about everything external. Our media emphasizes it, our social feeds demand it. We care about what others can give us. What their status is. What their financial standings are.
None of that has anything to do with love and yet we still obsess over it.
It might be fun when your ahead, but none of us will stay ahead. You see, in this game there will always be something better, there will always be the next best thing.
We need to start over, reprogram ourselves. Away from capitalism. Away from the toxicity of the media, of comparison.
Because Gen-Xers become Gen-Zers and then who knows what nexters. We become something we can’t recognize, and we don’t recognize that we can’t recognize that which we’ve become. We become cyborgs, and that which is not human around us exploits our worst human tendencies.
I picture life a hundred years ago differently, yet our worst human tendencies still existed. Yet they existed without the potential around every corner to be exploited. Everywhere we go now we are driven further and further into comparison of exterior forms with an unequal comparison towards our interior values.
Our emphasis on our inner life and inner selves needs to be revitalized in a way that is not in the natural fabric of our media savvy 21st century brains. Please.