Martyn Richard Jones
When you have read this, if indeed you read it all, will I have failed to convey the essence of what I am trying to get at? Will a confusion of entropy win the battle? Will the wheel of fortune turn in my favour, or will I fail to connect and communicate effectively?
Let’s give it a spin and see what happens.
First, hold this thought. Bertholt Brecht never wrote “Latest smartphone, yacht in Nice and apartment block in Manhattan, then ethics” what he wrote was “Grub first, then ethics.”
We’ve never had it so good, right? We are living in an always-on, always-available and consumer-centric world of immediacy, simplicity and conformity replete with a surfeit of adult toys, legal drugs and other me-too brain-cell-killing distractions.
We are relatively comfy in our abusive environmental broth, as life moves at an ever-increasing pace, bombarded as we are with a burgeoning plethora of knowledge, information and data, which we occasionally try to ingest, process, remember and even reuse.
In many ways, it’s almost inevitable that we are increasingly superficial, contradictory and imprecise in our readings and interpretations of emotional states, interactions and motivations.
This malaise or sanguinity (depending on our personal perspective) extends to what we now term ‘content’, whether that content is found in a film, a newspaper, a magazine, social media or scrawled on a napkin. Continue reading