I’ve just finished reading Life, Inc. by Douglas Rushkoff. Â I’ve summarized a little on my life wiki, but it spurred a decent amount of thought.
I’d like to start out with trying to figure this out:
Hmm. Do people cheer because they want people dead? Â Or because Perry takes a strong stance on harsh penalties? Â Either way, I struggle with the timing of their cheering.
People in society has been disconnected from each other, and I feel the above reaction points to that. Â Actually, I just wanted to address that clip, and this seemed a decent way to say my thoughts on it, and loosely related it to the book I just finished.
So, Life Inc. Â Our lives are dominated by a corporate mindset. Â Forget about the corporations themselves; focus on the mindset it has given us. Â Many people would rather pay for moving people, rather than have to deal with those pesky people they know. Â We give money to support causes, instead of participating in a cause. Â We live our lives by proxy…we watch reality shows for our personal interaction, we vote for the candidates who espouse our beliefs (instead of getting involved to make a difference), and continually abstract our interactions.
I know, this isn’t true for you. Â YOU get involved, right? Â But most people don’t. Â The key to a grassroots movement is individuals acting how they should. Â So get involved. Â Talk to people. Â Choose being part of a community over being a consumer.