^Let the title be the first part of the approaching sentence:
This picture is sucky and boring, but I really couldn't think of anything more appropriate.
The routine features devotion to a scheduled lifestyle where we endure a continuous monotony for weeks on end, forever in expectation of the next holiday season. I blogged earlier about, “Desire and fear,” the title of which sounds unsettlingly philosophical, now, upon reflection, even though it’s just a bit of an observation. It really doesn’t matter how genuinely you might enjoy your lifestyle or career; repetition dulls the mind, and through frequent repetition it’s guaranteed that interest will be lost. The further we becomes involved in a schedule, the more repulsive the very concept of waking up at 6am everyday becomes.
To compensate for our routine, we look towards entertainment. There are all sorts of methods that are used to pleasure ourselves in order to make the struggles of life just a little more bearable. Much of a person’s devotion to sport, television or computers may just be a result of his requirement for a leisurely occupation that gave him relief, however momentary, from his obstinate schedule.
With many people trapped within an agenda directing themselves towards entertainment for their relief, the world immediately becomes more greatly concerned over our entertainments; entertainment begins to evolve into more of a distraction that what it’s worth. So why would you want to read-up on politics and have some concern for what your next government will be when fashion and lifestyle present themselves in a magazine or on a television screen, demanding your attention?
Truly, there’s nothing bad about entertainment, but when so much of a modern household can remain attached to television, the whole issue becomes disconcerting. I’m not going to be cliche and proclaim this to be a governmental conspiracy, or say something within the nature of, “Sell your webcams because big brother is watching you through them,” but it’d be foolish to neglect the reality that all media associations exercise a remarkable power of their audience as a result of how heavily attractive a distractive television can become.
Of course, entertainment would be a lot less distractive if only our schedules could be relieved. If only we had more time for leisure and less for academics or physical labour, the internet would not be such an attractive enjoyment to the mind; I suffer from this myself and would probably involve myself less with the computer if only school wasn’t quite as occupying.
A similar consequence was trying to be achieved by the Germans leading up to World War Two. Highly affordable radios were produced by factories and sold in shops. People purchased them to fulfill their requirements for entertainment; but such radios had a very short range and could only receive signals from local radio stations. The result was absolute control over what the German population understood and heard.
Tl;dr? – Scheduled lifestyles draw us to entertainment. Devotion to entertainment can distract from matters of greater importance (No, not your college degree; more like the social condition of your neighbourhood). Through media proliferation, governing authorities have the capability to communicate whatever they like to the human population with a concerning rapidity.
I’ll probably try organising more light-hearted posts next time. Kinda at a loss as to what exactly would pass as being light-hearted though :|