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Sunday, January 31, 2016

January - The Shallowness of our Times

None of us want to be excluded against our will. But can't we all feel some of that uselessness and superficiality in our world, ask ourselves what we are doing and where we are heading? What is the reason? How to fight loneliness by Wilco is a song that reflects the necessity, that is brought on us, to simply fit in, to ideals and norms that we don't even understand what they are or why they exist.

Another good reflection of where we are right now in the Western world is the film The Emperor's New Clothes by Russel Brand and Michael Winterbottom. As many other people who are critical to the situation in the world they try to ask questions, and they do have some good perspectives. But what is so typical for our epoch is that rather than asking fundamental questions and demanding answers, the protests become like theatrical acts showing that the world is hopeless and that nothing can be done.

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