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We're All Clichs

Posted by DanielleNicole15 from Cardiff - Published on 28/11/2011 at 11:12
9 comments » - Tagged as Culture, People

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When I say Wales what is the first thing that enters your mind? I'm guessing sheep, the Welsh language, rugby and more sheep?

Okay then, when I say Valentines Day, what enters your head? Flowers, cards, hearts or love?

Anyway, I think I have made my point. Everyone thinks the same.

People in today's society are like robots; we all think the same, as if we have been monotonously programmed by a one-trick scientist. Clichs are apparent in human thought. When I think of the word 'clich', what springs to mind is perfection.

So, what is perfection? We, as if instructed to do so, seem like we're constantly seeking perfection. Perfection is like money; everyone wants it. But, to be frank, what are we looking for? Perfection means so many different things to different people, whether it is by being exhaustingly proficient at something, possessing the latest gadget that is considered incredible or being the first person to create electricity - its characterisation varies. 

Another word that lolls energetically in my mind when I think of clichs would be richness; in the words of Abba 'money must be funny in the rich man's world', it's as if we they want to be the man. Intriguingly, you hear many other artists sing about money and becoming rich - it's just the same tune in every song. The individuality conveyed through music is fading. Slowly. Yet surely.

We are all so resolute when it comes to attaining what people think are essential necessities to life, forgetting about the things in the world that really matter. I mean, think about it, if you're reading this right now, you probably live comfortably with enough money to get by (as you are probably reading this article from the screen of your computer). Well, your life is most definitely considered rich and perfect by people who are struggling day-by-day to survive. We all try to become a 'step higher up' in society than we really need to be.

But why? Everyone in the world is equal, no matter how 'perfect', 'rich', 'poor' or in wherever clichd place they may live, as God intended.

I ask: What is the fascination with this insane obsession?

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JazzHands

JazzHands

Commented 54 months ago - 28th November 2011 - 11:44am

"...as you are probably reading this article from the screen of your computer".

I'm pretty sure you can access theSprout and CLIC in schools or in libraries for free.

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 54 months ago - 28th November 2011 - 11:46am

You should definitely write something for the CLICmas Advent Calendar.

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 54 months ago - 28th November 2011 - 11:48am

More details yurr...

Tyezer

Tyezer

Commented 54 months ago - 28th November 2011 - 15:34pm

This really made me think. Are we really that obvious?

DanielleNicole15

DanielleNicole15

Commented 54 months ago - 29th November 2011 - 20:06pm

Comment to JazzHands: Hey! Well, people need money to get to those places? Also, many people who do struggle day by day to survive are likely not to attend school, let alone go to a library! That's the message that I was aiming to get across

Comment to Sam (Sub-Editor): Hello :) I would be delighted to write for the CLICmas Advent Calendar!

Comment to Tyezer: Hi! Great! I'm glad it made you think :-) Well, in my opinion, I do believe that we're really obvious as humans, it's human nature to want things that we can't have!

Jeff the Fridge

Jeff the Fridge

Commented 54 months ago - 29th November 2011 - 20:08pm

im reading this on my dads ipad =)

DanielleNicole15

DanielleNicole15

Commented 54 months ago - 30th November 2011 - 10:02am

Comment to Tyezer: That may sound stereotypical, but it's just the view that I take :)

Jeff the Fridge: Cool! :-)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 54 months ago - 30th November 2011 - 11:03am

Fantastic news, drop me an email (sam@cliconline.org.uk) for your window!

AddictedToDrPepper1

AddictedToDrPepper1

Commented 53 months ago - 15th December 2011 - 16:01pm

If we all different Ideas of prefection, we're not all robots and we don't all think the same

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