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Originally posted by Qi Maker
What you have is degrees of perception; what Robert Anton Wilson calls a reality tunnel. Some are narrower, some are wider in scope. The mundane/materialist "tunnel" is an ego-reinforcing model that operates on what I've come to call object-orientation: a frenetic mentality that requires a succession of defined, rigid objectives that must be adhered to in strict order, so as to always to deflect the larger more important questions that nip at that the face of reality.
This had been the dominant perspective in Western society in the last century, but more and more that 'tunnel' is breaking down across the greater population. Upon critical mass we will see a fundamental restructuring of the current socio-economic and cross-cultural model, because the orientation of our minds is what renders the scenes of our reality in the most fundamental way. This is the real secret...
Originally posted by Jakenm
been on ats for a while now just a roamer this is my first time posting.
this post means alot to me because i have recently,past year or so had this immense feeling aswell, i look around and see thru most ppl and just dont understand what is driving all this and feel like i dont belong here aswell i am young 21 yrs old and all my crowd of friends pretty much all only party and live the young irresponsible lifestyle and i used to partake in it but it never made me happy and now whenever i have tryed to go out and do this with them i feel like a shell trying to avoid everyone i rarely drink now, recently broke up with my girlfrend because i simply coulndt make her happy anymore, she is quite immature and irresponsible in my sense as she was never open to questioning things in life she was like everyone else, they think u are crazy or just a downer they only care about the material bs were fed and controlled by these days,and its tough because i want to be able to enjoy my life but i dont care about anything anymore i spend most of my time on the laptop i feel the internet is my way to connect to things these days. im told i am an old soul and i feel like i am awake and more mature than others but alot of times it just feels like i dont belong here.
sorry about the rambling like i said first time poster i just really connected with this post bcuz i feel the same way!!
Fisher links the idea of a “missing future” with the disappearance of negativity and criticality in contemporary pop culture, which (as I interpret it) has no space for anything oppositional or which transforms oppositional gestures into postures that circulate only as signifiers of personal identity. It reminds me of Douglas Haddow’s “Hipsters are the dead-end of Western culture” argument:
An artificial appropriation of different styles from different eras, the hipster represents the end of Western civilization – a culture lost in the superficiality of its past and unable to create any new meaning. Not only is it unsustainable, it is suicidal. While previous youth movements have challenged the dysfunction and decadence of their elders, today we have the “hipster” – a youth subculture that mirrors the doomed shallowness of mainstream society.
Hipsters don’t experience non-time negatively, as a loss, as melancholic, as indicative of deep alienation. Instead they seem to be thoroughly subjectivized by neoliberalism to the extent that they regard it as opportunity to show off how creative they can be in their cycle of appropriations. That last thing they want is to be reminded of how their personality is conditioned by the times they live in; in nontime, one can feel transcendent and immortal, one can permanently defer adulthood.
And for those who are like "wtf does matrix have to do with this?" lol just go on youtube and type in "The Matrix is a system" look at the people around Neo and Morpheus,they remind of the people you see everyday.