In this article or in this write up, I am going to be giving a critical analysis, approach, refute, rebuttal, response, input, intake and opinion on a photo that I came across months ago that triggered and provoked some thought in me. To give away the basis or foundation of this, to state the obvious, or to describe the photo, with it being the one above, the photo above entails in caption the statement quoting "With so many things coming back in style, I can't wait until morals and intelligence becomes a trend again".
Now with this picture or photo, on the terms of the analysis that I'm going to give, I'm going to dissect it and break it down into three categories, sections or points or to sound more mathematical, on a ratio, percentage and fraction scale, I disagree with two-thirds of the statement, whereas, with a third of it I do agree with. The first part of the statement, with this being the part that I radically and aggressively disagree with the most or more compared to the other part that I feel disagree with, and the part that I feel mutual and equally yoked on when it comes to disagreement is the part of the statement that says in quote "With so many things coming back in style". With this statement, I utterly disagree with it on the terms of the fact that I think it's completely false and inaccurate.
By looking at the statement, ideally, assumingly, predictably or hypothetically, the person who wrote or said it is talking about things going back to being in a positive, productive, well-civilized, ordained and purpose-functioning state or condition. If that is the case, they need to be more specific and give examples of that to back up and edify what they're trying to imply, due to how broad the statement is. However other than that, my intake on that statement is that, with it, the person who said it or wrote it, if they actually believe in that and actually think like that, then they're in a false sense of reality or not living in the real world and need to wake up, smell the coffee and stop daydreaming, with no meaning or intention of offending the person or sounding rude, insulting, or disrespectful towards them, due to me being in the opposition of that statement or belief.
To get to the point, my stance on that part or segment of the statement is that things are going back, however, to complete the term in full fix and full swing, they're going in a negative or backwards direction. To describe it in basic words, we basically live in the time and "era of degeneration" to where a lot, if not many things are losing authenticity, substance, essence, value, meaning and purpose. With that, I can give you many examples, such as that taking place within popular and highly common interpersonal topics that get discussed by people all over the world and daily, as in relationships on the terms of a lot, if not them being very successful anymore on the terms of people either doing the wrong thing in it, or basing it off and getting in it for the wrong reasons whether it being sex, money, entertainment, in which I’m going to get to and explain later on towards the end of the article, fear of experiencing and succumbing to the effects of loneliness, peer and parental pressure and more. Marriages, just like relationships on the terms of people not valuing the real and true meaning anymore, to the extent of where in which people don’t include in their long-term life goals anymore, although with it, it is a personal choice and not many people are open towards it. Sex, on the terms of living in society to where people are becoming very hyperactive in it now, so much to where in people base their whole relationship or marriage even based off it, with that being one of the things that I mentioned before. Love, on the terms of the fact that not many people really walk in it, not knowing how to do it or not knowing what the real and meaning of it anymore. Even when it comes to gender and role and positions in society, on the terms of the fact of how some people say it feels as if men and women are swapping roles that we expect them to function and operate well in or that we associate with them, especially and more in particular on the terms of leadership. With that, that comes on the terms of how we’re starting to see the rise of women take on the role of leadership and society, with that being a role we expect men to be more active in, although that is arguable and debatable, on the terms of the fact that some people will see it as a good thing for both women and men and then some people will see it as a bad thing for both women and men. Stemming off of that while staying on the gender point, even on the terms of behavior, things are heading in a backwards direction, on the terms of how some people say that it feels as if men have been emasculated and are becoming more feminine in behavior and women are becoming more masculinized and man-like in their behavior, although, just like with leadership, that’s arguable and debatable as well. However, to continue, even when it comes to just people in general on the terms of living in a society to where in which people only care about themselves and are taught how to look out for themselves and themselves only, a lot of the time, with that making it the case of where the average person wouldn’t support you if you lose everything or were stuck in a dead end, although part of that might stem from the fact that people wouldn’t know how to help you out of a drastic situation. However, to go further down the road from that, even when it comes to social injustices or social issues that still exist today that haven’t been overcame, dealt with or conquered, with some of them growing to be a major issue in certain places with examples such as racism, sexism, homophobia, discrimination against people with disabilities and more. Even when it comes things such as catastrophic events that do life-threatening harm to people being on the rise, whether acts of terror or crime such as murder, gun crime, abuse and more. That shows you that nothing is going back into place or style unlike the person who came out with the statement said.
Secondly, with this being the only part of the statement that I agree with and that I think is the exception, on the terms of where it says that intelligence and morals isn’t a trend, yes, I will agree that, on a pop or socio-cultural scale, it isn’t a trend based off of the fact that, tying it in with education, in which is the broader and wider aspect more rather than just intelligence, we live in a society that doesn’t value off it anymore or to where people aren’t pursuing it as much as they should be. For the sake of the people who are currently reading this article to not get the wrong perception or confused, when I mean education or intelligence, I don’t mean it in the terms of academic education or linguistic intelligence, on the terms of going to institutions such as school, college and university so that you can be qualified, credible or successful in the land of employ-ability or world of work, taking in to consideration the fact that there are different forms of education and intelligence, with those being two of them, and that process and sequence of life that I just described being a part of it, because if I’m saying that in that case, I myself, would be wrong or it would a completely inaccurate statement that I would make, due to the fact that, in that case, people are valued off their education or people pursue it as much as they should be doing or as much as their required of, based on the fact that going after your education in that aspect is seen as or has been instilled and ingrained as the normal or only way of life or only way of living a very satisfactory, ordinary or successful life and if the truth be told it is.
However, when I state and use the term education and intelligence, I’m talking on the breach of existential education, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence with being the case of where you are aware of social issues that either happen around you or that happen in different places such as communities and environments all over the world or the issues that people go through and struggle with on a day-to-day basis. In that specific category, not many people out there in the word aren’t, or realistically and truthfully, have never been interested in pursuing their education or not many people are necessarily what you would call “intelligent” enough to handle and deal with issues in that area, again would no meaning to sound insulting or as if I’m trying to assassinate or defecate anybody’s character, but that is just the way it is. A lot of people in that case are full on ignorant and uneducated, with some that are that on a mind-blowing and unimaginable level. From what I’ve personally realized, and other people could probably testify to this or agree with it, plus it might sound obvious to say and might sound like common sense or common knowledge but however, just to say it, it’s only the case of where in which either when a person has experienced being the victim of discrimination or social injustice whether it be based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief or anything else or has experienced a personal traumatic experience that changed them or altered there, whether it was them being neglected as a child and growing up without one or both parents in the home, them being a victim of abuse, whether it’s child abuse, sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, them losing a relative or loved one, them being bullied or anything else that’s bigger or deeper than that, especially if it’s more than one or two times, from there, that will trigger the aspect of being aware of the social issues or just the world and society that we live period, but for some people it doesn’t and it takes them more than or two experiences even to finally get it and until finally sticks in their mind-set to do it.
However, if you were to state the truth, on the terms of what this society does value you off, even though I don’t like admitting this due to the fact that, I myself, have been on the short, bad or negative end of the stick of this and did affect my self-assurance or self-esteem at a certain point, however now, not as much, is looks and physical appearance. As a lot of us, if not all of us should know, with this society, it values people and judges people based off of the image, looks and physical appearance. People don’t even value you based off your personality and character or the way they see you treat other people. As long you have, what they see in their eyes, as being the right, suitable, attractive, intriguing or appealing image or appearance, it will draw them to you, in which, although is something that I personally don’t agree with from an overall perspective and on the terms of it being an issue that exists in our society, it can be true, necessary, essential and useful at times. However, it does have its limits, in which are a lot times, intangible. This, again, as a lot, if not all of us should know, as a result causes people to put emphasis or places value on external or tangible things whether it be material clothes, shoes, money, jewelry, cars and houses and more. With that being said, I won’t necessarily say that it’s a very materialistic culture and society that we currently live in, even though some people could argue and say that it is, but I will say is that people are becoming obsessed with and accumulated with material more and more, the youth and teenagers especially, with a contribution factor to that being that we live in a technology-filled and defined age, so that plus money can give them access to that.
However, going back to the process of disagreement with the statement, with this being the third and final point, on the terms of the part of the statement where it says “intelligence and morals becomes a trend again”, if I were to be personally honest, by applying this to myself, I feel mutual in regard with the person who said or wrote the statement, with that being that I do wish that trend would come back as well and I wish people would go back to embracing it, but however, to be honest and face reality, I don't think that's ever going to happen, based on the fact that we live in a society to where people are now pursuing and placing much more emphasis on entertainment, as I mentioned before, more rather than education. Being educated and intelligent in whatever aspect it is, whether it’s academic or existential and having morals and values, especially more in particular with it being personal morals, values and priorities, isn't seen as being cool anymore because people don't see any sort of fun, joy or high-paced activity within it. That specifically ties in on a social level on the terms of conversations and discussions or an example of this can take place in the form of conversations and discussions, with that meaning that if it’s the case of where in which you that type of person that likes to have intellectual, stimulating or philosophical conversations even, not many people today would want or be willing to participate with you in that, not necessarily based off of the fact that they’re not intellectual or intelligent enough to participate in it, in which with that, being a 50/50 chance, with that meaning that they might or might not be, but more so based off the fact that they would see it as being boring, tedious or time-consuming, with that taking into consideration the fact that we live in an era to where in which time is flying by very fast and to where things are speeding up at a fast pace, due to the fact that they feel as if it’s not full of life and energy. It's a very entertainment-obsessed society that we live in and in order to do stuff that is seen and perceived as being entertaining, if you were to do it at the highest level, you have to participate in stuff that is often times, very silly, nonsensical or obtuse. Not to say that people should constantly do this due to the fact that people do have their own lives to live and get own with and if it’s the case of where things are going on the rough road in their own personal and individual lives they, but it’s now the case of where in which people aren’t worried about what happens to human existence or are focused on propelling and progressing themselves into the next level or dimension of human civilization. Instead their just focused on living life in the “now” and in the moment, while not taking into consideration of what life hits them in the face with next.