Pop Culture: Relative Reality
Perfection Symbolised, Perception Adjusted.
Who wonders what is perfect, or rather lets say normal? Is it the crazy person looking in, or is it the “sheeple” who subscribe to pop
culture? Well the truth inhabits a gray area, and these two sides of an important process are both extremes. This process, is called perception. Some
will argue that, they are correct, and the other is lying, or worse “spreading disinformation.” Others will make the argument of “that's what
they (the powers that be) want us to think.” Henceforth one is forever deemed a little out there, whilst the other walks off with a gait full of
intelligence and knowledge. Is this real knowledge that they carry upon their backs with a level of machismo so high testosterone doesn't even know
where it came from; or are they theory's based off of incomplete study?
If you consider all the things we don't know, it would surely account for more than we do know. This is due to almost everything being an
unknown. So many scientific laws, are touted as absolute fact, when it is really a relative truth. It may seem that it is a fact, but that would be
potentially egotistical of us, no? Do we really believe that, we as homo sapien, are the pinnacle of knowledge? Or, that we have the ability to
measure everything accurately? Furthermore, what is needed for a person to attempt to measure something is thought.
Whether audible or not, we all speak entirely too much. The term speak including our thoughts as well. We know that in order to attempt to
measure something, we need to conduct some form of conscious thinking. But where does thought begin? Does it occur when what we consider to be a
conscious thought scrambles in from left field into the brain? Or does it make readings and analysis before forming a conscious response? Of course,
our brains process all sorts of signals from our external sensory body parts, but are these part of thought? We tend to not consciously think about
these senses, unless that Fillet Mignon happens to bring you to your knees. If you burn yourself on the stove, is your first thought the conscious
“ouch”, or is it the response to pull your hand away? You see, what we consider thought occurs after our Brain processes the information as it is
relative to our senses. We cannot understand things which we cannot perceive. If we cannot perceive it, does it not exist? Of course it does.
With that established, we can look at a society full of these perceptions. A society very much enthralled by the likes of Jersey Shore, American
Idol, Lady Gaga, ect. On the surface, these things are just entertainment. What is entertainment to one person, is a mind control mechanism to
another. These are both perceptions, and both have their reasons why they believe their story. Unfortunately, “Its not a black and white world, to
be alive the colors must swirl” (Live, beauty of gray), so while we are all thinking of our perceptions, others are doing the same; thus leaving no
room for the grey area of life.
We are what we surround ourselves with. As a society, Pop Culture shapes generations. Take a moment to factor in the invention of the Internet &
Television. With all of the information that is broad-casted to each viewer, it is irrational to assume it has no bearing on our perceptions,
especially the easily influenced. So we see the examples of Disney movies with subliminal sexual innuendos and we see Jersey Shore rewarding a bunch
of people for partying, drinking, possessing a deep state of materialism, & being judgemental upon others for self gratification; and yet we think
this is not going to be what the viewers are influenced by? Do we not think the younger generations are going to see this and believe thats how the
world is? Is this the path we want to follow as a society? This is what we will do, if we think it is funny, cool, or “in”. We see these people
who are supposedly just like us, but lucky enough / talented enough / brave enough / pretty enough to be on these “reality” television shows.
Society, collects data on this new awesome show that shows really interesting people doing really interesting things that older generations would have
censored off the airwaves. This becomes the topic of subconscious desire, after absorption of television “programing”. Soon general population
(mostly younger generations), grasps hold and thinks its normal, and it may be. It may be normal if you believe in the morals of whatever programs
The brain is a biological computer. Some brains are stronger in certain functions, caused by differing sizes of various lobes. Input and output of
information is data. In order to have output, one must have input. The output is directly affected by the input, before time is even allocated to
determine if we are perceiving information in a way that is conducive to our well being. This is of course, if such a society does not take the time
to know themselves through cognitive thought and seclusion; and instead, concerns themselves with being accepted as part of a clique, party,
association, and living a blissful (pseudo) and normal (perceived as normal) life.
At the end of the day, the only thing that is certain is that we exist, and the death of our bodies. We know much less than we think we do about
a lot in reality, and that is if we are to refer to reality as everything and anything that exists. Our perceived truths are either directly relative,
or pushed upon us for agenda. Our ideas of what is normal, and desirable also is stemmed from the possibility of an agenda, or it may just be the
evolution we have chosen as a society, either way it is our relative reality.