We have been defined at every turn and in our desire to fit in we have unconsciously accepted the roles that we have been assigned. Male 60-year-old disillusioned, angry and technologically out of touch. 21-year-old female looking for love, validation and understanding! Is this all there is? What about the idea that each of us is unique individual with our own special passion and gifts? If we act on our individuality will anyone still like us? We have traded in our individuality for the idea that acceptance that comes with conformity? It’s no wonder there are so many people on Xanax or anti depressants.
Well it turns out that the anonymity of the internet is allowing us freedom to escape our pigeon holes and figure out what we actually enjoy doing. Johanna Blakely has been researching the entertainment media and has taken note of a shift as more and more of us are engaged in social media. You might be wondering how Facebook killed the chick flick at this point. As we defy the demographic stereo types entertainment is sure to try to follow. I guess we’ll all have to stay tuned to see if the chick flick is really dead or just in a coma. As someone who is inspired by social progress I looking forward to changes that the rise of the individual will create.
Joseph Osborne & Bill Schoenleber Social Curators