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SPEED, plague of our times?

Nowadays almost everything must be fast, that is what all media preach, that is what is being inserted in the brains of people. Races of any kind, cars, horses, dogs, people, quiz shows are based on the speed of the responses, not on knowledge, a data base of very little sounding content but trickery, shallow and media gossip on celebrities, films, songs, rock groups, politicians, not useful for anything else but for quiz shows, they are made to block everyone’s minds to learn the real and meaningful culture, the commercials technique.

Meanwhile the professionals are “built” in universities under the scientific, technological and cultural-social principles, with emphasis on giving adequate responses to problems based on knowledge, study, evaluating things, taking the time to do it well, the world outside is molded by media and it asks for exactly the opposite, be fast, don’t think it for long time if not somebody else will take your place and so on.

Speed only leads to mistakes, nothing steady, durable, meaningful, be prepared, take your time, apply the old diving say we are taught to become divers: plan your dive and dive your plan, if not, abort your dive to save your life. It applies to everything in life, see, think and touch afterwards.

Plagiarism, disguise for stealing?

Plagiarism; The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.

Music plagiarism: surpassing a specific number of bars in a new composition or using musical pieces that are not yours, have not been bough,  have not the authorization of the  author to use it.

Video/Photo Plagiarism: using images that are not yours, have not been bough,  have not the authorization of the author who owns the rights (social media, the new plague…)

Science Plagiarism: probably the worst of all, too much used today for my taste.

Plagiarism on speeches.                                                                                           Very common these days, first I’d had to ask why public figures do not write their own speeches, the answer is obvious, they are not capable of. Second, are they not ashamed having someone talking about his/her points of view on any subject, feelings, political plans, and just read a teleprompter? The answer is NO, but they are who will lead nations into its future.

Man can surpass any limits on what can be considered ethical, honest, professional, getting easily into hate, hipocrissy, racism, narcissism, abuse of power,  extreme ego, plutocracy, freak control over anything…… I even listened recently to someone talking about the Science of Plagiarism. enough for me, stupidity is forever.

 

Is something free or 100% feasible?

The news bring all the time to our attention to what journalists  interpret on  Science related topics because they make some news from time to time., mostly medical,  they do it with full affirmations on total cure, 100% effective, totally free and so on.                            Since the discovery of the first Newton’s Law and the later and wider concept that includes it all: “Law of Conservation of Energy” for the transformations occurring in this world, natural or man made, we, people who studied some sort of Science, know pretty well that there is nothing free, nothing applies for a 100% anywhere, anytime on the real world. Everything has a price in terms of energy consumption, energy lost as heat or increasing Entropy, the most perfect transformation is done by human beings, that converts 35-40% of the energy ingested by food into vital processes of life, the rest to keep the body working at 37 Celsius for such purposes. So ANY affirmation that calls for 100% of anything in any aspect of life, transformations, production, even in love, is bullshit, nothing is free, everything has a price of some sort. This is called an Energy Balance, on any process, with the most unthinkable parameters involved.   Any title you read about these matter shows at least ignorance of the journalists, politicians or entrepreneurs, few interested scientists and they are swallowed by the same masses who eat willingly what media, advertising and the culture of celebrities give them everyday, by the way these people elect presidents and prime ministers…..Be responsible, do not talk or spread what you do not know, do not turn yourself into  an accomplice of deceiving, to say the less. I am  aware it is almost impossible due to human nature but at least we should  try!

Celebrities, seeding the anti-values?

A “celebrity” is a “famous person” that drives attention to the public by the media.

Fame does not mean becoming a celebrity, unless you do something to attract the attention of the public and the media, the more scandalous or outrageous is the performance of the famous, the more attract attention and idolatry of the crowd. Celebrities are mostly politicians, millionaires, people from the world of sports and entertainment, we live the era of celebrities, not the electronic age, as many of us would like to think.

Idolatry is the key word here. While attending primary school, I learned that one only adore God, if you have one, and the Saints (if available in your religion) deserve veneration. Today that concept has been twisted, commonly we hear the “celebrities” idolazing people, things, situations. The downside is that many people copy them. It is a known fact that the loss of parental guidance on their children and teachers on their students (thanks to Psychologists), together with the huge and ominpotent media influence, go towards avoiding the family and school values, accepting the “more comfortable” from the media, whatever they are, actually the anti values. You can find on Ebay or other auctions the widest variety of “things used or excreted by “celebrities”, with its certificate of authenticity….grouse and sad, people pay for that.

Above all, although the “celebrity” might use drugs, produce frequent scandals of all kind, marries and divorces many times, cheats on the partner, commit suicide or can be killed or die under suspicious circumstances, all of it is forgiven because it was and will be (after death), more famous and movies, music, videos, books, biography, will cost much more and the heirs war to the death will be to get a slice of inheritance. The convenient side of history will only remember the good, not the bad, and the media will take care of it to achieve its goal: sell, sell, sell to whom are under the influence of celebrities. How convenient is accepting the ease, the immediate, instead of the hard work to get goals. The truth is that, in my opinion, idolizing “celebrities” is a way to get to the surface a human quality that was perhaps hidden centuries ago, a giant shallowness that I would say is the quality that best defines the human kind, at least the majority of those living in urban centres, bombarded by the media aggressively in many ways.