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Re: boom cars
In a message dated 97-09-18 08:27:05 EDT, Peter writes:
<< Our Overstimulated Society
Our society is hooked on noise. Almost nowhere can one find a shop,
restaurant, mall, or even doctor's office free of piped music, radio, or
Yes, collectively speaking we are overstimulated in many
ways. It's like a heroin junkie who keeps requiring heavier
and heavier doses in order to get high. We keep requiring
heavier and heavier doses of media stimulation.
It's not just noise. It's also video.. Turn on the TV and
there's all kinds of mindless stimulation going on -- explosiions,
stunts, flashing lights, and various video gimmicks which
simply catch the eye but do nothing to inspire thinking.
Getting back to the Diana story, it's the same thing
in another form. The public thirsts for more and more
"stimulating" news about the private lives of celebrities.
A photo of Diana and her boyfriend kissing fetched
$400,000. The race was on to get another photo which
would out-do that one.
The lesson the world needs to learn from the Diana tragedy
is that we need to vastly diminish the influence of media
in our lives. Scapegoating the paparazzis and putting a
few restraints on them isn't enough.
-- Michael Wright
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