Wednesday, September 29, 2004

This world is burning down/I sleep so I can't hear the sound/helping it along/just where did we go/just where did we go/just where did we go wrong?

Modesty seems to be a commodity in short supply. No one hides anything anymore, there is nothing personal. You can find out whose done what where and get it in digital media format if you have the money to pay for it. Its really a shame, because this "information explosion" has turned everyone into a constant voyeur. As was pointed out by Jon yesterday, the world seems to have no other interests than to devote their life to learning all about their favorite "celebrities" and what they think, what they drink, what they eat, who they date, who they married, who they didn't marry. Not only is there a constantly voyeuristic attitude prevalent in today's society, but there seems to be a serious lack of any desire for privacy. Oh sure, celebrities yell about how they want to be left alone and live "normal lives" but look at what they do for a living. They make their money on being in front of a camera, performing someone else's written fantasies and dreams. How could they not want to be in the public eye? What it boils down to is they don't want to be in the public eye for free. If the paparazzi offered them money to take their pictures, they'd have no problem, because we see advertisements all the time in which that very thing has taken place. It really is a shame though that we have to be constantly bombarded with someone else successes and failures. Life has enough to keep one busy than to revel in the boons and busts of these human "idols". But enough of my angry ranting.

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