Thursday, April 14, 2016

I Will Matter To You




Paying attention to politics means having to fill my mind with the image and sound of many awful people. A corrupt politician holds my mind hostage in a sense, because if I'm going to try to understand or even help the situation I have to know a good deal about them and what's going on.

These are people I'd rather avoid. Cross the street if I saw them coming. But, they've carved out places for themselves between my resources and I, between my future and I, essentially forcing me to know their name and face, as if I “loved” them or held their mental image in my mind by choice.

Fortunately I've learned how to skim articles for key information, and how to play video exposes at a faster speed than normal.

For the most part, politics in this country is too-often a car accident that I can't look away from, on a highway that I can't realistically exit.

At the risk of some online displaying their values by pointing out that what I'm about to say sounds shallow and materialistic.

Why are there no highly attractive politicians? I'll tell you why. It's because if any of these opportunistic fucks were any better looking, they'd get the hell out of there ASAP.

Many of us have been taught that the more of a shallow thing someone loves us for, the more we value it. It means we were born that way. It means we didn’t have to do a little dance to get others to like us, and to see us as relevant too.

It would be worth exploring the side in us that wants as many eyes on us as possible. I bet we'd find that the ubiquity of that cultural trope is a recent phenomenon.

I think that throughout history most people haven't wanted to be famous. But, with the advent of social media like facebook, which was born out of a socially frustrated soul, we all want our name to resound like Alexander the Great's.