With this year coming to an end multitude of articles about setting your resolutions will soon start to appear. Conceptual clichés, regurgitated for way to long, it seems as though there is nothing new to add. All the same, the significance still remains to try and set a goal, change a certain aspect of your reality. And while similar articles will try to shower you with words of wisdom worthy enough to knit into a pillow, I will not pretend and follow in the same vein.
If we try to discuss the contemporary way of life no single conclusion or observation would be complete without fully acknowledging the rate of change. Change that, as I write this, is happening at a rather rapid clip. Yet we act as if though the rate of change is minimal, or non-existent for that matter. For what we experience now is an increasingly transience society- one that requires the ability to adapt, to restructure, to be mobile above all.
Being curious about some stats on how people approach TV shows, I noticed a pattern forming each and every time. Going over the numbers, which I decide to skip now since I don’t want to bore you to death, it shows that a certain demographic reacts quite predictably whenever one specific topic is being brought up.
Care to guess what? One hint though, it’s not drama, nor sex, nor good old car chases.
Like it or not, we live in a society where material possessions are a showcase of success. Moreover, in this grad sense, we are led to believe that money can not only dictate our social status, but define us in terms of how interesting our lives are, how interesting of a person we turn out to be.
Living in a post – industrial society that is shaping itself as we speak, we are becoming increasingly adept at forecasting the future. The rate at which change is manifested allows us to play futurists without much in the way of being wrong in our predictions. And if there is something that we unanimously chose to agree upon, it is that majority of things and the way we do them is going to change dramatically even before a decade goes by.