CULTURAL SHIFT: HOW TO STAY RELEVANT IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD

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“Staying ahead of the curve.”


RELEVANCE

In a nation where technology is constantly changing, you must be able to work well with it to stay relevant. But what about the norms in society in regards to how we communicate with each other.

And one of those shifts that you must take on to stay relevant is how people communicate. There are people who have been in monogamous relationships for years, then end the relationship. Next thing you know, they have a hard time trying to get back out in the dating world.

It’s because they are not up on the current state of dating. And it’s not just dating where people find it hard to cope in life when they don’t stay relevant. People also lose the ability to understand why certain political decisions are starting to take hold.

STAYING THE COURSE

How do you keep from being left behind? Because it is so easy to get left behind because you’re focused on the things that aisle you. Especially if there is a new generation that pops up where you can’t understand why they are the way they are anymore.

You now become the grumpy old man or woman because you are unable to survive. So everything becomes a this generation this and that; but in reality you can’t hold on. You are starting to lose your footing.

So what must you do to stay in the game, you have to exercise your mind. Push yourself to understand what is going on besides shutting down to the opportunities. The change is tough because you’re used to one thing, but it is necessary for your survival.

BEING LEFT BEHIND

What’s scary is that there are so many people who refuse the change. Then once something better comes along and they have not prepared they get left behind. This creates a feeling of sour grapes in their mouths.

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The above video on YouTube is from an interview that Oprah Winfrey conducted with regards to Gay Marriage. People have been so stern against this shift which is bound to happen. And if you are unable to accept it, then you’re going to find it impossible to live. Because there is no use in fighting the inevitable.


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WHEN THE MACHINE BREAKS: IS AMERICA ON THE VERGE OF A REVOLUTION

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“It will be televised.”


In America today, people have been up in arms since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. There have been protests and threats of boycotts. Even the United States government have been going after President Trump. In addition to all this, Trump’s constituency is still going strong. Now, with all that’s said, is America headed for some form of a revolution. I have never seen Americans this on edge regarding a US president in my life. So what is it that has gotten people so up in arms. We have always been divided on leaders in this country, but this time it’s a lot different.

For starters, people are out of work and employment is low. And on top of that, over the past year we elected a very polarizing president. But about the employment situation. America is rapidly changing from a labor based society to a information/technologically based country. And with so many people unskilled in this area, they have become quite desperate. Desperate for jobs and desperate for leadership. So what happens next, the people elect a man that no matter what he says or does, he’ll win if they feel he is in their best interest. Since winning in November 2016, his (Donald Trump’s) followers have held on strong. But then there is the other side.

Then, there are the people who are against him. These are the protesters, the boy cotters, and the people wanting him to be impeached. For me, living in New York City, you’re used to seeing some form of protest. But since Trump won the presidential election so much has taken place in Manhattan. Even the government has been harping on this Russian influence in the presidential election. We have not been this interested in an election of a president in a long time. So with what has been said, is America overdue for a revolution? Which could have different meanings depending on who interprets the word revolt.

There are a few types of revolution: fighting back with protests, there is the violent upheaval, and then there is the artistically sound way to respond. On the protesting side, all these protest should not be looked at as just people marching the streets. These are people who are actually galvanizing for the next election in 2020. These are people who represent the 60% that voted against the president as well as the those that didn’t vote for him. On the other hand you have the violent exchange. This is what people might want to stray away from. Because the fire power of the US government is much more than what the people have in our arsenal. And, you also get very little accomplished because more of a rift takes place in the system. So violence might be seen as a way, but that is the absolute last result.

Then there is the artistically sound method of addressing an issue in our society. Artists have already started addressing the issues of today’s America in the work. No matter if it’s the music, the paintings, sculptures, filmmaking, theatre, fashion, and/or publications. Addressing issues through art has always been a revolutionary way to reach the masses and effect change. Whether it’s breaking color barriers through sports and rock & roll, or making entertainment that connects to the way we all feel about a particular situation. In the end, America is on the verge of a shift in this country. We have always dealt with social issues in this country, and always have had our ways of addressing them. Only time will tell on what happens next in America.


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