People want life to be like in movies & reality TV shows, with good guys, bad guys, and loud thotwives. 💁🏾♀️💁🏿♀️💁🏽♀️
We’ve always blamed TV over the decades for controlling people’s minds & influencing them to indulge in decadence; there’s even a famous study of scientists introducing American TV programming to a Polynesian island population & within five months, the youth were copying everything they saw, disrespecting their elders and desiring fame.
I’d say, over everything, humans were programmed to have an affinity for drama & see real life in terms of dramatization; even movies & shows supposedly based on true events are overly dramatized & exaggerated for entertainment value & ratings.
Ever heard someone say “That person / Those people deserve their own TV show”?
People know scenes from TV shows more intimately than they know events in recent history—unless if events in recent history were heavily televised, of course.
Actors like Chadwick Boseman were literally forced into Kayfabe—he couldn’t stop being the Black Panther if he wanted to because fans of the movie won’t let him—and it sure did look like he was tired of crossing his arms & saying “Wakanda Forever!” at public events & in interviews. 🙅🏿♂️😒
And look at me—every few posts on my page is a post featuring a character from a movie, TV show, or video game. 😅
But TV is gradually being replaced by the Internet, social media in particular—could you imagine living life where you always have to be “Explore Page Ready”? Or do you get paranoid when it looks like the back of someone’s smartphone is facing you, as if the person might be recording you for a clip that’ll be posted to their page later for all their friends & followers to comment on?
People want life to be like on Instagram, with content creators, likes, ghostfollowers & automated algorithms controlling everything. 📲 You’d rather text me than call me or see me in person, huh?
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