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The age of hyper ego

We all know that there’s no place like home. We anxiously wait to leave in vacation and at our return we realized that we have secretly longing to be back, to have our routine, to do things the way we are used to. We are explorers only for a short period of time because the comfort of our houses prevents us from spending too much time away.

Is it possible that the very same comfort keeps us trapped in, as if we’d be confined to a bubble? We see ourselves as conquerors on this planet, a superior specie, though we lost touch with what brought us here. We have the world at our fingertips, technically one click away. The Internet keeps us connected, but in the same time erases the old ways of communication. It shows us what others want us to see, it keeps us busy on social platforms, away from the real world where new wars are wiping out entire countries.

Most of us stopped reading newspapers. The new generation gets their news on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter. No more Reuters or Medianews. We have been turned into puppets. We are told what to think, what to see, what to believe, what to do. We are living an illusion. We embraced segregation and labeling because someone has been pushing our fear buttons and our actions come as a response to that. We forgot that we had the free will, the ability to question things and make our own judgements.

We strive to be liked, praised, mediatized. We live in an age of hyper ego. “It’s all about me, me, me!” Everything has been designed to cater and serve the self. No other era or episode in the history of mankind has ever seen so much narcissism and stupidity. It’s surprising that we are still alive. We are heading full speed ahead on a self-destructive path.

What is ironic, if I could say that, is that the truth is right in front of us but we do not see it. Some of us chose not to see it, turning a blind eye on reality, while others are taught or told that it is a conspiracy theory. No matter how you’d look at it, our future is doomed! We send our kids to school to learn but they come out trained to listen and to be obedient employees, instead of thinkers.

Now, that’s enough philosophy for today. I am off!  I am late for my Venus Legacy treatments.

 

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A technology fanatic who is also crazy about little jars of creams, Lucille is THE columnist who crashes the trendy cocktail parties looking for exclusive content. Her life, of which she savors every moment, plunges her into the world of the most interesting innovations on the market today. Her blog invites you to discover her favourites and her moods.