“It’s the glamour that kills.” Yeah, ok so it’s a quote from post-hardcore, emo, Christian band He Is Legend. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. What’s happening to us? I suppose the truth is that this has been a long time coming.
What I’m talking about here is what has become our obsession with every moment needing to be the BEST ONE EVER!!! I’m the not the first one to tap into this cultural atrocity. Aziz Ansari has touched upon this idea before with his “Best Night Of Your Life” bit. It’s awesome becomes because it’s apt. I’m talking about things like YOLO, which I suppose was originally about living life to the fullest. However, judging by hash tag trends it seems to be about how you’re experiencing the most crazy fun time ever. If that seems off base, look to the vicious cycle of Facebook. So much of the social media experience has become about posting pictures of yourself having the most BADASS time at the club or in Europe or whatever it is you feel you need to show people to validate you’re “BEST NIGHT EVER” life. (more…)