I’m trying something different today. One of my biggest fans/critics/supporters pointed out that yesterday’s post was a little, well boring. Actually she didn’t mince words, it was just plain boring. So, I’m going outside the archetype today and I’m going to try something different, with the intent of writing something that may or may not come out quite so boring. Normally, I will pick a title before I start writing, but not this time. This time, I’m just making it up as I go along and when I come to the end, I’m going to put a name on it.
When something you write sounds boring, dogmatic, and uninteresting, chances are there wasn’t enough sex appeal, not enough blood and carnage, and definitely needed more puppy dogs and cute children playing with them. Today’s media is dominated by Attention Deficit Hyper-Disorder inspired stories that swing from one extreme to the next, rarely inspiring anyone to do anything other than gawk with slack jaws, eyes glazed over. I may have just realized that I don’t have anything, that the masses will find that interesting, to say. That’s not going to stop me from saying something anyway.
I did a quick search of the top tags right now on Technorati to see what it is that is popular right now on the web, and I found something useful to say in this post. People are distracted by a number of things at once, and not many of them are very significant or meaningful. Some of my favorite meaningless topics contain the tags for technology stories, such as Apple, Android apps, and Researchinmotion. Turns out that people want to read about the technology that they are reading a story on, as much as anything else. Forget universal truths and classic works of literature, the people want to know how fast the new i Pad is going to be, and when they can lay their hands on it.
So much for the advancement of mankind, it’s going to be nothing but lines for Apple Stores for humanity in the future.
One thing that strikes me most is how reactionary the topics are to things that are happening already. Unique topics such as alternative fuels, ending global conflict, or nanotechnology is nowhere to be found amongst the string of tags referring to the 2012 US Presidential election and its candidates. To me, this tells you all you need to know about where people’s heads are these days, I think the scientific term is Rectal-Cranial-Inversion, but I’m sure there are other names for it too. When people react to the news of the day, a lot of the mental function of the creative will is sacrificed, the agenda is hijacked and we all become mindless zombies, slaves to the problem du jour.
But ideas that will change the world are boring, unless they are something really mindblowing! How much does anyone really need to hear about thinking positively, avoiding bad habits, and responding to life threatening situations? Especially when there are more scintillating stories like marital infidelity, or a man in Washington who hacked his children to death before blowing up his house while everyone was inside of it in a double murder suicide. There’s no competition for news like that. So the standard has been set, this is what you have to do to grab the spotlight; blow up your kids, or do something really, really wrong.
Don’t expect any of that coming from this blog. I’m against violence in all of its forms, especially against children and especially, especially anything self-inflicted either. Let that be the title of this post and hopefully the critics respond favorably, or not; I don’t care.
Tomorrow I’m writing about something heavier and more groundbreaking, like sushi, or maybe Koi pond tending.
Ads By Google
Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.