Originality is dead because we are trained to fear to be different. Most people are living vicariously through social media imitating celebrities and personalities searching for their identity. Most of these celebrities aren’t doing anything to benefit the world. However, there are still people who will watch the Ellen DeGeneres show to see what the person is up to. I see many people my age constantly posting selfies at the bars and clubs with the devil’s poison in their hand to make it seem like their having fun. Most of them are dressed like their favorite rapper, celebrity, or other media personality by wearing name brand clothing and sneakers, just to fit in. I used to think that there was something wrong with me when I was younger because I didn’t feel I needed the latest Jordans or having name brand clothing. Now that I am older I understand that this is what most people will do, buy things that they don’t need to impress people that they don’t like. Again, just to fit in and be like everyone else.
We as a society are trained to fear being different. When I was younger I thought cartoon characters such as Squidward Tentacles, Huey Freeman and Daria were miserable. Now, I realize why these characters acted in this matter. The world is shallow, materialistic and plastic and when you opt out of it and try to educate people as to why. You are the problem. “We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very, very pissed off.” Tyler Durden. I believe Squidward Tentacles, Huey Freeman and Daria are the hidden characters that prepare you for the real adult world. These three characters do not hold back but instead, give you the brutal honesty that you need to hear.
Furthermore, one of the celebrities who hasn’t made much of an impact on the world is Wendy Williams. This Woman’s smile, body, and personality are plastic. She’s made a career slandering the likes of Judge Mathis, Chris Rock, and Whitney Houston in a malicious way to improve her income and reach superstardom. Yet her show is still airing and she is still being malicious toward others and spreading rumors without little to no facts. How can you learn from someone who hasn’t actually learned? More of us are miserable because we want to live vicariously through Cardi B., Logan Paul, Danielle Bregoli, and Tekashi 6ix9ine. So many kids walking around with bad attitudes and a lack of work ethic. Getting their parents to spend their paychecks on all of this name brand clothing just to look the four celebrities I mentioned previously. I believe that this obsession to live vicariously through anybody is ridiculousness. I no longer have a desire to spend my money, time, and efforts to look like somebody else. I’d rather remain a minimalist.
Which brings me to nightlife, the nightlife used to be appealing to me during my college days. Freshman year, I spent almost every weekend at the club because I was a small town kid trapped in the city life. I was addicted to watching the ass shaking contest (Farrakhan) while enjoying the devil’s poison in my cup. I lived this lifestyle from the age of 18-23 to realize all I did was lose my money, time, energy, and most importantly, myself. Most of those nights I woke up feeling drained and nauseous with a deep sense of reject. Yet, the advertisement of a half-naked women leading us to make immoral decisions with minds and bodies are still there. You do not need clubs to make you feel better but if you think this is just weekend fun. Explain this to me, How come the lights and dark inside? Isn’t the light associated such as the park, the beach, and an amusement park? But I guess our society is primarily focused on having an orgy every weekend to fill an empty void.
After all, the world needs another, “You”. You just have to find out who you are, put your phone down and stop worrying about what Nicki Minaj is doing and worry about you. Figuring out who you are is a battle that you will always fight but it’s a battle that you have to fight. Answer this question, Do you really enjoy clubbing, bars, and smoking hookah or tobacco or do you want to be somebody that makes a difference in this world. Think about this before you partake in any weekend festivities that the devil created. How about a movie night or a music venue for a local artist. A night of simplistically and good decisions because good decisions and morals attract genuine people.
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