Do you suffer from a Media Life Crisis?
Do you feel like there are too many movies you need to watch? Too many new TV series to catch up on? Too many new bands and albums? Too many books to read and games to play? And you can't stop adding more? And more? And more?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then you, too, might be suffering from a Media-Life Crisis.
As middle-aged men in the 2010s, we have evolved from children infatuated with the new technologies of Cable TV, VCRs and cassette mix-tapes, to partially-grown adults beset on all sides by new media options ranging from streaming video and music services to file sharing, completely saturating our media-addicted pop-OCD brains with virtually unlimited options. Our queues of new music, movies and TV series presents themselves as both an unwieldy management chore and an enveloping narcotic bath.
However, we do not seek a cure for this addiction, but merely yet another outlet through which to indulge them.
These are the questions we are constantly asking ourselves:
- Is it remotely healthy to continue to chase pop culture when, as adults with jobs, homes and families, there is often too little time to address more important things?
- Is it possible to transform our unhealthy fixation on entertainment into something marginally productive, even if that outlet is merely a facade through which we are enabling this very problem?
- Is everyone in our generation flaccidly wrestling with this affliction, or are we just idiots with horrible priorities?
At Media Life Crisis we have no intention to fight these demons or improve ourselves. We just wish to discuss these issues openly as we sink deeper into the wasteful chasm of modern-day entertainment options.