To Anyone Who Says Instagram Dollars Should Have Been Used To Instead Fix The World’s Problems
While we’re at it, we should probably start introducing limits to the amount people can spend to progress (perpetuate) unnecessary forms of entertainment. Where should we start?
No more summer blockbusters. Those billions should be used to feed every child breakfast and lunch at every school in America. Only self-funded indie films are allowed to be distributed. If it isn’t something “you’ve probably never heard of,” you’re not allowed to hear about it.
No more video games. Why are our engineers wasting their time creating games that enable you to spell three letter words 32 times a day, when they could instead be developing advanced software for space shuttles and future time machines? Better yet, the consumers who are wasting their time playing video games could be using their time to physically assemble those space shuttles (but the time machines are assembled by the aliens we discover in the future when we fly to newly discovered planets in our new space shuttles).
Sports arenas? Sports teams? None of this overpaid athlete bullshit. Spectators should watch because professional athletes are good at their job and naturally create excitement out of thin air. Sports arenas are huge vending machines of overpriced junk food and beer. Any hype around a game that is promoted by huge corporations is unnecessary. More importantly: why are athletes playing games all day?
You get the point.
Yes, a billion dollars is a lot of money. Quite possibly the most highly priced “toy app” you can imagine.
Yes, our children exiting a $40k/year education should be eager to solve the real problems of the world. Hell, our high school’s history books should be enough to inspire kids to change the world for the better.
But my life is better when I am surrounded by entertaining things.
I also like building things that I can use to bring myself future joy.
And there’s a magical orgasmic experience that comes from realizing your potential by witnessing another’s creative achievements.
By discouraging high price tags on the products of creativity, we are only discouraging creativity. Not only will this result in our lives being more boring to experience, but we’ll be limiting our ability to see our own creative potential.
Should our sole life objective be to solve problems for future generations?