Sunday, November 22, 2015

"Because a virtue that I believed I'd lost - perhaps we've all lost - to social media, is the true meaning of what it means to earn something. We're losing the word progress and instead we have gained entitlement. We have quite genuinely become a population of Veruca Salts, twirling around in Willy Wonka's factory singing 'I want the world, I want the whole world...' because online, the whole world is at our fingertips. We're becoming prima donnas.

We preach 'the dream' of 'sticking it to the man' and quitting our jobs to be the bosses of our own destiny. We can blog our thoughts for a living, sell our art on etsy, get paid to travel the world and talk about it online, become popstars from our own bedrooms - all incredible opportunities that have risen from social media. But this is a dangerous lifestyle to preach, simply because we love to make it look so simple. We glamorise the story and omit the reality. Just like we love the idea that we can pick up a guitar for the first time and shred greater than Hendrix. That we can quit our boring day jobs in a blaze of glory like Bridget Jones and fall right into a book deal. That we can start a youtube channel and be verified on twitter in a month"

Via. Scarphelia

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