I have been going through the most difficult shit I have ever experienced in my life and instead of writing about that, because it may do me more harm than good, I am going to write about other shit that bothers me, and I hope it bothers you too.
Everyone can create a blog, write down their opinions, and feel like their voice is being heard. But most of our voices are not being heard, at least, not by a large audience. This doesn’t bother me, considering many blogs are full of unimportant or inaccurate information that should not be fed to the masses. The masses are too stupid to decipher between valuable messages and meaningless content.
However, some blogs host content that I wish the majority of people would take the time to read. There are smart writers with blogs, who are passionate about their topics; and passion is what art is about. Even if I disagree with the writer’s perspective on things, I can respect their passion for the topic and the fact that they are speaking out on a topic that relates to their personal values. I can understand why they are so passionate about that topic, because we all have a set of values that we can defend.
These are the types of discussions that people should be more open to. This is how problems are solved and voices are heard that spark revolutionary change. Lately, we have come to the point where people care too much about making other people uncomfortable. Everyone is too scared to be heard because it could put them and others in an uncomfortable place. We are exactly what the media and government want us to be: a bunch of stupid people who are too scared to speak up and make people THINK because that could make people uncomfortable.
Well I am uncomfortable with things as they continue going this way. We have freedom of speech, but lets not make people uncomfortable with the things we say… Fuck that. We have freedom of speech. Period. Lets make people uncomfortable! Especially the people who do all the speaking for us, such as the media and the government. Let them hear our voices for fucks sake!
I know most of us have a lot to say, but most of us are too scared to fucking say it. We just change topics or get on our cell phones to avoid having to speak up. Don’t you have values? Have you seen the world lately? What does society value most? Are society’s values the types of values you want your kids to adopt? Or do you want your community to share values similar to your own? Do you care at all? You think keeping to yourself is the right thing to do? Just let society’s values become the country’s values?
Wake up people! I know most people see the younger generations, wrapped up in technology, and think back to how things were twenty years ago. They say the younger generation lacks passion. Well if that is true, then its only because society does not value the things people want to be passionate about. The masses are distracting themselves with new technologies because society has become very shallow. People are not passionate about their iPhones, but I bet they are hungry for something to be passionate about. Artists need to provide that passion.
Write something that defends one of your personal values. Create a song, a poem, a painting, just something that represents the values you would fight for society to adopt. Provide the world with something worthy of passion. You’ll be surprised at how many people respond to your passion, and you may help others discover their own passion simply by your expression of it.
Make us uncomfortable with your passionate art! Make people think. Provide perspective, we all benefit when we gain perspective.