posted on Sep, 13 2014 @ 07:01 PM
originally posted by: introspectionist
a reply to: Thundersmurf
a reply to: AlphaHawk
But maybe we need contrast. Maybe we need Nicki Minaj to recognize the brilliance of Mozart.
This question alone, as a catalyst for debate, is fantastic. We could potentially have a megathread in the philosophy forum forum based on this
thread title alone.
Yes, we definitely need contrast. The extremes of our perception, and social interactions define the scale upon which we determine the value/cost of
almost every memory/action we have in our lives. I hate One Direction, but it helps me realise how much I appreciate a talented song craftsmen like
Geoff Buckley. We definitely need contrast in our lives.
And maybe you need to dumb down a bunch of people into slaves using Nicki Minaj in order to be able to afford symphonic orchestras playing
This is a whole other topic. I honestly don't think that humans are controllable, or easily convinced, enough to be controlled by one entity who has
a the impact on our lives to shape our every thought. I think you're correct in believing that the masses are becoming dumbed down, but I don't
think someone is dumbing us down on purpose. It just seems as if simple thrills are trending. Instant gratification is the big seller these days.
That's why people like Nicki Minaj can become popular in this day, and age.
I would it if there was just one entity, group, or person behind all this. That way we could end all this suffering of seemingly controlled change
that we endure, but I genuinely think that society is as much a product of ourselves as ourselves are a product of society. They feed in to each
other. Whatever new show/game/song that is exposed to the largest relevant audience ends up being popular with the masses.
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world