“People seem to be turned off, not conscious of a lot of things. You go to work, you do your robot-bit for the day. You come home, you turn the TV on and you hypnotize yourself for 4, 5, 6 hours and you go to bed and get up and do the same thing. It’s a crazy world, I don’t understand it, I am just aware of it.”
Do you also recognize that feeling? Observing the world around you wondering if it’s just you or if this world is a strange place? Seems like as the number of possibilities we have to communicate with each other increase, the quality of each conversation is reduced to a point of quick exchanges of superficialities.
And people seem to tune out. Engaging in the lives of stars on the cover of magazines instead of the people they bump into everyday. Replacing real conversations with monologues from the TV. Is life so exhausting? Or is it because life is too complex and the simplicity of a TV drama is compelling?
At what point does this turn into apathy? Apathy towards real life, the life here and now, with the people in your immediate surrounding. What happens when we are all are walking next to each other instead of together?
Is there a way back from collective apathy?
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” – Buddha –