Posts tagged ‘Self-Esteem’

July 17, 2012

The Dynamism of the Avengers

A while ago I saw a movie called The Avengers. Egotistical and typical, it embodies everything that we’ve become: Content. Look back at what the movie showed. The first few minutes could have been a scene from many other movies. Stale and trite, the tale it told is ancient as the bible, or maybe Babylon.

Why shouldn’t people have a laugh? Why shouldn’t they enjoy themselves? I’ll bet the pride engendered on that screen is thought as real as cocaine on the streets. The little children look and see, and think that man is great. Of course he’s great. No doubt could cross my mind to question such as that.

It’s just, the greater men have dwindled from the ranks. Prosperity has brought a dive in self esteem. The lack of love between a father and his sons means movies such as this are needed more than past. Avenging all the souls that died to give us cynics meaning to our lives is heady work. So really then, there’s no surprise to see the popularity of such a show.

But mark my words, for if there comes a time when man has grown a pair. If Ubermenschen ever see what we’ve created on the silver screen, no doubt exists, their mockery will raise us from the dead. Mark my words indeed.

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July 17, 2012

The Cynic’s Joke

I find it stunning that a serious essay on the internet will suffer such a lack of ears, but a Joke will be followed by a thousand other quips. Why is humor such an omnipresent force online? Because people lack confidence. Humor is a way to wade through nervous energy, and online when things get serious, no one really knows the proper things to say.

The largest swathe of humor on the Net is black and cynical. There exists some proper literature, but people rarely take the time to read. Black humor, however, lets us nod our heads in agreement. The cynic’s joke reminds us of our failures. It affirms our wretched misery. It tells us we don’t have to struggle. We don’t have to fight. And so, the more black humor on the web, the more we feel we don’t need to challenge ourselves.

You see, it is perfectly possible for a person to seek out higher knowledge on the internet. The world wide web is perfect for intellectuals. The only reason we decline, it seems, to look up astrophysics is an utter lack of confidence. So many people work and sleep, and nothing more they do.

Why shouldn’t they raise their hands in the air, and say, “God did it!”

I trust, however, that with an increase of confidence will come an increase in serious internet topics. As for those who this applies to. Fear is necessary to progress in skill. And trembling hands will only do you good.

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