some media content is good. it`s entertaining , informative and enlightening.
the question is which part and how does one find it in the sea of crap that is delivered to our consciousness?
the dirty little secret is that the content is immaterial for the most part. the media does such a good job of holding one`s attention long enough to induce a trance state that it doesn`t matter whether it`s the simpsons or 20/20 that you are watching........as long as you are watching.
the message that media wants re-introduced over and over is culture.
like your education........hours and hours of sitting still and listening to bollocks..............followed by a meaningless job with insubstantial rewards and then one day it`s all over and you are........retired.
all one has then is an accumilation of memories and experiences.
of sitting listening to hours of bollocks followed by a meaningless job with insubstantial rewards............
or you can say fuck it and really enjoy the moments that you can with people you like and ride out the storm and spend your time planning your next move..........
............in sophisticated ways using the methods that the media uses.
one can be programmed............or program yourself.
sitting quietly looking out at the stars for a period of time is a good place to start.
but leave the ipod and the laptop and the cellphone and the newspaper behind for a day or two. or a week. or a month.