"At the beginning of his classic critique of television culture, Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman argued that we got our dystopias the wrong way around. Rather than George Orwell’s totalitarian 1984, Postman said, we are now living in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a place of collective cultural amnesia and narcissism. Postman was right. Only it’s a democratized dystopia. We are the ones populating Facebook with our most personal data. We – rather than Sheryl Sandberg or Mark Zuckerberg – have to take responsibility for our creepily collective future."
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- “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”— Gerard Way (via sorakeem)