The joylessness of things
So now what she instructs people is to embrace their inner coo coo for cocoa puffs. First we must engage in conversations with inanimate objects…fun !
Examples of this are according to Go Go : underwear, thanks for making me feel like I’m wearing you. Or kitchen knives, thanks for cutting my food up. Socks, thanks for keeping the feet warm. Self, feel free to go beat yourself up if you start talking to inanimate objects.
This country is so desperate for heroes and leaders. That’s why the Marvel Universe franchise is so hugely popular. Anyone who seems legit and an authority on something, anything and people take notice and suddenly want to start emulating them. Doesn’t matter if they’re a crazed vigilante like The Punisher or a mass weapons making billionaire who cosplays as a robot out of sheer boredom. I think personally America is bored of itself, its own pop culture landscape is an artless wasteland full of straight to redbox trash and horror movies saturated with dazzling FX. Rarely do you ever catch a real, actual movie with real acting, a decent plot, and good parts, maybe even a modicum of positive messaging. There’s a real valid reason the country is overcome by widespread depression, nothing but negativity everywhere you look. Must be good for the mental health industry. I believe that this stems from a variety of sources :
- too much tech : an obvious one, and a very strong contributor. When you’re living less real life and more synthetic, it takes a toll on our emotional health and well being.
- friendlessness/lonliness : some treat friendships/relationships like they’re pesky annoyances than valuable things. They’d rather keep everybody in a star rating collection of friends on facebook or wherever.
- Anti-social media : same as too much tech, living life in a silent competition for validity…really ? Do you think you’re going to actually win that reality series ?
- Lack of x, y, z : you might be lacking some hobby, or calling you were meant for. Whether writing (like me), drawing (like me) or martial arts (like me as well) it’s pretty important to mix it up and do different stuff. Or actually be alone and pay attention to what the inner voice is telling you.
- insufficient physical stimulation : work out more, do more cardio, eat right, sleep good.
People needed someone legit to tell them what to do, how to do it, and when/where, all answers ! Take the thinking out of the equation for themselves. They never question whether this is indeed something beneficial for them, if it truly sparks any real, lasting, sustainable joy within themselves.
Minimalism isn’t so much deriving joy out of things, indeed just the opposite its negating a dependency on things for that very joy. In America the greatest form of idolatry is the accumulation of these needless things and drawing a delusional sense of status they may bring us, as well as a false sense of superiority and confidence from materialism.
The real reason the Japanese tidy fairy struck it big stateside is that she’s subconsciously hacked American’s and guilted them with their intensely gross fatal flaw : hoarding. Despite all of the prattle one might hear across known channels pertaining to minimalism and healthy eating, most of America is still a consumerist milieu complete with mac & cheese palette. Taking photos of food doesn’t make one a foodie, it just makes them a food photographer. Rolling up your sleeves, perfecting dishes, and knowing ingredients on the other hand well, you can’t fake that (nor should you). You either grew up eating love or simply loving to eat (crap, usually).