All posts tagged: alienation

Everything I Believe In, In One Place

Did anyone ever watch Daria growing up? I did although I definitely didn’t 100% grasp all the sarcasm and culture it mocks until I watched the full series some years later. I urge everyone to watch the series and observe the idiocy of a society that appears to know nothing, or at least nothing beneficial. Although an animation, with exaggerations on stereotypes, it does not stray away from reality, the result of alienation. Daria, is the anti-heroine. …what does it mean to be the anti-heroine exactly? To me, an anti-hero(-ine) is one who goes out to do something, not because it’s “right” or “wrong” but because it’s out of their own will. It is FOR themselves without the intended heroic gesture of “doing good”, “being righteous”. And so, it is less forced. You are not liable to “save the world” because you are a known hero, but you are liable to making yourself the hero of your OWN story. At least, that’s how it should be. Except I don’t know much people who are like that or …

Alienation in the 21st Century

Currently, I am two thirds of the way through, reading American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis on my Amazon Paperwhite Kindle. Admittedly, I cannot read the book for too long at a sitting, because it is as satire as it is graphic as it is…somewhat extremely relatable. Hence, after each scene or two where there has been yet another murder, I have to take a break just to take everything in. Yet it is so engaging because even though no one in the book understands Patrick Bateman, listens to Patrick Bateman, I feel like I can sympathize and say, “Hey, it’s okay to not feel okay”. If only it were that simple, eh? I say that because I feel that in the real world, no one really comforts you and say those words or similar, therefore there is somehow a Patrick Bateman in all of us. It is very much like a defense mechanism that people automatically guard themselves in the city and do not offer the type of emotional help that some of us …