The Contemporary Human is a collection of unique thought pieces aiming to invoke contemplation. A continual work in process this is not, by any means, expert opinion, rather an assembly of distilled thoughts arising from discourse and rumination. The objective is not to convince anyone of anything, instead to prompt the cultivation of curiosity and personal belief. If you blindly abide by the thoughts of others have you really contemplated your own? Like Oscar Wilde wrote,
Most people are other people.
Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions,
their lives a mimicry,
their passions a quotation.
In this rapid 21st century a pernicious stream of stimuli is intoxicating many and veracity is being obliterated in favour of an aesthetic rendering of real life.
Funnily enough, in this spiel about thinking for yourself that famed, insidious device has been used – applying quotations of people smarter than the author to deceive the audience about how intelligent they are.
Mortality awaits us all – as we head towards our inevitable demise, is it not beneficial to reach out and clasp some knowledge?