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    Where are the Great Minds of the 21st Century?

    Where are the great minds of the 21st century? Just where are they?
    Where is the Goethe of modern time, where is the Wagner of the present?
    Just why do we have no cultural enrichment for decades? Shall the actors and 'Superstars' be our new artists?
    Why should we be satisfied with the evening TV program when there are books of high quality or artistically excellent music?
    Can a 90 minutes lasting movie replace a book that offers tension and education over days?
    What has our culture become?
    Why are people satisfied with such banal things like television broadcasts?

    It is the laziness that made people like this. They rather watch a movie instead of reading a book, for cinema demands less concentration than to read a book. Plus, it costs less time that they could spent with other meaningless actions like 'dancing' or 'chilling'.

    A movie does not replaces a book, as you can never put the same number of details in it. It would take to much time to do so - and it would bore the viewer..

    Time is money - but even the people with a lot of time have no interest in 'wasting' their precious time with reading a book. You are way cooler if you own the newest cinema movie...

    This is the generation of the zombie community - we have stopped to think. We have stopped to ask. The only thing we do is consuming what is offered to us.

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    Our culture has been degenerated slowly over the decades, because of commercialism and popular culture. Fine Art has given way to the mostly monsterous modern art such as a room full of litter or random paint splattering that is suddenly a masterpiece of modern art.

    Music also has become so commercial it has lost any impact on me any more, we have a generation growing up fed on a diet of hip-hop and Teen pop. Society seems to lack inspiration and a growing culture of convenience and lazyness has taken it's place.

    I personally spend a lot of time listening to classical and traditional music, Reading and educating myself and taking part in Debate.... whereas sitting watching TV, listening to the latest re-branded rubbish will dull the mind.

    Of course we cannot ignore the fact that our cultures are being destroyed and blurred by the mass influx of immigrants who desperately try and force their alien culture onto us. Unless we work hard to preserve our culture it will eventually become so blurred that it will be forgotten except for folk such as us.

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    It is up to yourself to decide if you want to watch TV or not.

    I do watch TV occasionally, some series and docus, but I also read a lot. I've installed a one-two hours reading session before sleeping. Books range from Harry Potter over Terry Pratchett to heathen literature, history and so on.

    Well, the great thinkers of today, dont know. I guess they are still there, but probably hard to find in the mass of entertainment literature. Poetry probably is easier to find in music nowadays, there are surely bands who offer great poetry lyrics
    When you search for high quality content, look into the underground, music as well as literature.

    In general I guess, among the masses, it is just easier. People come home from work and turn on the TV to have their minds blown free from everyday's stress. And for some years already entertainment programmes challenge each other for the lowest level possible. I always wonder too what kind of people watch that

    Indeed, culture is wiped out step by step, and the mass media, no matter whether TV or cinema or literature, intend to do so. Unfortunately, they are very successful with that.

    But as said, it is up to you to take yourself out of that circus.
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    We have been de-culturalized. If one defines culture and applies its principles to living evidence, one conclusion is garnered, we are a rotting culture. The masification of cultures destroys the very thing it purports to represent. At the onset of the past century " our culture" began its death process. There were lapses in between, reactions and resistance to its passing, but in the end we were overwhelmed by an explosion of numbers of "pseudo cultures" or inferior cultures in the stage of involution which irrupted and dragged our own culture down to their low levels.

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    Thank capitalism for creating a consumerist society of zombies which reduces to buying and selling. Just look at all the advertising, they have to interrupt shows and movies every few minutes, to advertise something. TV is garbage, I won't allow my son around the destructive box. But books are tools for brainwashing too. Just go to the local library and try learning about World War II.

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    A few decades back, the elite decided what is good and what is rubbish, the result was appraisal of people like Mozart and Goethe, nowadays, the plebs decide what is good and what is rubbish, and the result is Lady Gaga and Tommy Jaud.
    "Nothing is more disgusting than the majority: because it consists of a few powerful predecessors, of rogues who adapt themselves, of weak who assimilate themselves, and the masses who imitate without knowing at all what they want." (Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

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    "Cultures are created to bring order and meaning to our lives. Of all species, we alone require cultures to give us reasons to live, to make life worth living. When cultures do that poorly, then problems arise. We have created, in a way that was never possible before in history, this sort of false reality built around marketing and consumerism that really is not in touch with what is most important in being human and this is why I see it in a sense as fraudulent, it is not doing what cultures are supposed to do, which is to allow us to understand the world and our place in it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stimme View Post
    Where are the great minds of the 21st century? Just where are they?
    Where is the Goethe of modern time, where is the Wagner of the present?
    If you wish to see the likes of such men again, then become them. If you want beauty to fill your life, radiate it from within. Don't rely on genetics or gifts to prove your worth, they are only a start. Your real worth is in what you do with the talents you have. Fix your mind on the image of life that you want and never steer of course. Brick by brick, build yourself into a master and the beauty you miss will return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindefense View Post
    If you wish to see the likes of such men again, then become them.
    You cannot become a genius, you either are or are not.

    The problem is however, that one bad habit can transform a genius into a mediocre man, the solution to this is community, every community demands discipline, and thus the genius can prosper.
    E.g. I certainly would have much more joy in life if I would just think about poems and philosophy, as Goethe did, however, there are much more pressing issues which need to be resolved first, or anything else that is created will be in vain.
    "Nothing is more disgusting than the majority: because it consists of a few powerful predecessors, of rogues who adapt themselves, of weak who assimilate themselves, and the masses who imitate without knowing at all what they want." (Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

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