Everyone has a voice today. Everyone has something to say about everything that happens in this world all the time. It becomes instantaneous, non-filtered or filtered through the media, whether someone else wants to hear it quickly or not. Commenting or curating, liking, pinning, sharing, posting, reposting, or tweeting. It’s a mad mad mad world we have created. Never a day goes by, without someone’s voice trying to gain traction and be louder than the rest. Our voices can be creative, chaotic, or soundbites. Everything gets added to the messiness that is our mad modern world.
Who will be the arbitar of great taste or the curator of constant floating images around all the socials 24/7? Do you think you can do it, as if you were curating a museum of our time here on earth? What is it we are searching for creatively? In our hearts or minds? Is it out there in someone else’s voice or a picture we receive instantly from anywhere in the world? You can become a star for 15 seconds if your comment catches fire. If the celebrity in you, wants to shine in the light, you can become the ONE to watch. Thought-provoking or not. Who knows? How many people do you follow? How many people follow you? It’s a sport that inspires greatness in numbers, but does it really inspire greatness?
I don’t know the answer. I come from a time when stories and the storyteller guided the group. Stories move us emotionally; they connect to our heart’s core. What life looks like depends on our imaginations and inspirations. Did we lose it along the way? Or does our inspirations become a direct result of a pin, tweet, or post? Does each person get a vote in this utopian-picture, buzz-crazed world we live in? How does your voice sound buzzing round on all the socials?