Sunday, August 9, 2015
"Eccentric greats, cookie cutter fakes" - Chris P.
"You know, once upon a time, people of differing minds were appreciated. James Brown would be a crazy today. Janis Joplin would be also. Notice how today we don’t have very many eccentric musicians or artists?
It’s all cookie cutter and anything outside of what is considered normal and mainstream is 'omg soo weird!' 'oooh awkward!' everything outside of a trend is a deficit, disorder, or a syndrome.
People who are different or who march to the beat of their own drum are looked down upon harshly in this society.
If you look hot though, and have social skills, and say all the lingo effortlessly.. You're good. You could be obnoxious, annoying and as loud as ya want to be and if you look like a model and you're extroverted, the world will eat out of your hand!
The DSM is as bad as a Bible. its used to discriminate against different groups of people far too much than it helps.
Notice you dont have any ozzy osbournes or little richards or even comedy that has an eccentric bend to it these days. Hollywood, the same. You gotta look beyond america if you want real eccentricity; the story lines and the humor thats raucous, mischevious, and downright clevor and funny. I love foreign films …
I just had to rant!”
- Chris P.