Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

I don’t know man.

More and more I’m noticing how narrow the scope of conversation is these days. I mean what’s happened to awareness, culture and knowledge? Have we become nothing more than entertainment slaves with dialogue limited to football and the latest gossip about some pop star? The world is experiencing one of the most radical changes in history and almost everyone around me knows more about the score of the football games than any of the completely insane changes happening in the power realm or all the other issues we ignore at our peril.

The matrix has you…”

I don’t know about you but I can’t settle on that narrowness. This is our time, is being great at fantasy football really what will define the zeitgeist of our generation? I can’t settle on being surrounded by such apathy for the richness of our history and the complexity of the present. I want to be inspired by those around me and I want to inspire in return! They say you’re only as dope as those you surround yourself with and man it’s heartbreaking to look at those closets to you and not be sure if you’re great for them or them great for you.

For crying out loud can I meet someone who can explain hyper loop, put me on to great art from the Italian Renaissance, talk Bitcoin, globalization, transhumanism, Higs Boson or inflation? Tell me about someone amazing, the last great book you’ve read, architecture, futurism, your passions and dreams!? I mean anything but this tunnel vision programming. Don’t get me wrong, I love the escape and lure of mindless entertainment as much as the next person but can we really live within such mental delusion all the time? Look at history, we’re limitless but consumption culture is making that a distant concept.

I’m just trying to grow, learn and share man. I want to live and function at the highest level with people who are also there. We are literally the most beautiful, most complex creatures with such a rich world yet we’re marginalized to an alarming extreme and few seem to notice. I don’t come from much and I’ve spent my whole life trying to do everything possible to absorb as much as I can so I can have something to bring to the table. You spend your whole life trying push yourself and everything around you forward and one day you realize that everything just seems to regress, I just don’t know.

Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards