While the majority see vulgarity as something lewd unacceptable. To me life is vulgar. What is shared in public is a massively watered down version of the truth. Mainstream music, movies, and television give us a clean version of stories. Our clean versions use limited vocabularies to soften the blow of what we hear and see. We then emulate that version into our everyday lives in how we interact with one another in public arenas.
So we then get to those situations you don’t talk about in the open. The horrible atrocities that are committed on a daily basis. Racial murders, rape, religious brutality. That horrible and vulgar reality is more than most people can process. It depresses us all. With music and internet media not having the same filters we can be bombarded with those unspeakable topics more often and thus we internally fear we may start emulating that behavior, but instead more and more people are starting to empathize with more issues and causing some increased levels of depression. We’re feeling more for others around the world than I believe humans have throughout it’s existence. It also seems like more people are willing to spend their lives dedicated to helping each other in any way they can. I’m noticing in the music world the songs are more about helping people through hard times and being supportive of the underdog. It’s quite amazing and inspiring.
Through the worlds vulgarity we can see the true beauty that lies within each of us. To combat our depression we have to understand why we feel it. It’s not because you or I are somehow broken or different from the masses. Every person feels the weight, expressed in different ways. It’s because we have felt pain from the beginning. Either our own or through empathy toward others. So we are so depressed we no longer want to care, because we have always cared and can’t understand why others don’t feel the exact same way. Why do all of the worlds atrocities still exists if everyone could feel empathy? I believe it’s because of the cultures created to water down the truths we hear.
Amazing innovators such as Mark Zuckerberg, Reed Hastings, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Elan Musk, and Clive Barker bring us ways of detaching from pre programed media and show us different ways of experiencing our world and seeing the each others troubles and tribulation.
I feel like we can work through depression without doctor prescribed medication. We have to reconcile within ourselves our differing sides. Don’t punish yourself for the horrible deeds done to you by someone else. It wasn’t your fault.
Thank you for listening, until next time. Peace to you and yours.