Monday, June 24, 2013
transition to a different world, "the art of immersion"
We live in a world where we're constantly reminded of what we're missing out on or how we should live our lives by other people telling us what to do or how to do it. One always feels unsatisfied with their life and wishes there was more to it, we feel like something is missing. Even the happiest person on this planet asks them self how it would be if my life was different. This leaves us with curiosity and so many unanswered questions that we've created for our self. This interest that we have in everything that surrounds us gets even more keen by the influence of our pop culture. From advertisements, movies, magazines, articles, newspapers, novels, comics, billboards, albums, etc. Everything is reminding us that there is a whole different world within this world. And we always seem to imagine our self in "the other world" because we so strongly believe in the phrase, "the grass is always greener on the other side". Our media and fashion industry always tell us what we should look like and how we should dress, yet it's supposed to be telling us to be ourselves. The irony! I think what Frank Rose is trying to say is that with all these different arguments going on around us, the average human finds it difficult to say where he/she stands. This is why, we always want to imagine ourselves, somewhere we're not, but a place that just exists in someone else's imagination and the way this whole place or what ever it is, is presented to us, is non existent, we still feel like we need to be there just for the sake of our satisfaction which still isn't complete.