The Culture of the 20’s

This in part is my true artistic sentiment. The essence of the quality I see coming to fruition after long and time consuming study this is an observation from a creative.

The times we live in lends itself to the democratisation of celebrity (a topic I think much on) and it’s ability to create micro communities round certain outspoken people. Where there’s no longer Hollywood & the media telling the culture what is in. This is such a powerful thing after watching it grow and progress the past four years I see how the internet as we know it really does not even know what it is or wants to be and it is truly in its infancy. Telling me just as Hollywood when moving pictures were a thing and cabaret was all they could make this is the age that we also have to deal with. Hundreds of people will loads of micro talents getting it how they live – by no means is this a bad thing – those that capitalise properly with honest gifts will stay in their well earned positions.

I’ve got it into my head that the Twenties [2020] will be a Renaissance for Millenials. Religious paintings exchanged for hyperrealism, debutants exchanged for beauty and fashion influencers, villages move from real life to for group chats about our favourite celeb sensation. As we get into more senior positions, and we start putting things into programming that we enjoy there will be a true story told of this show and prove nature. Many micro communities believe their story is the right story to tell and everyone is trying to get it there is no mistaking anymore talent is everywhere on every block. It just hasn’t had the light to shine yet. Everybody has at least one story; the greats have many & the super creatives never cease to amaze. So where will the hot spot of the twenties be, where will our new Hollywood and new Silicon Valley be situated. There is enough room for everybody but there is no faking when the cream rises to the top.

When I think about This West African Art Revolution as well as Afrofuturism and These Korean Pop/Fashion sensation that seems to be sweeping western society -to name a couple – I can only thank the Internet and the Bogarde of information being lifted. America has had a true monopoly and I don’t see it lasting into the 30’s wherever the next great migration of talent will be that place in the early days will be teaming with talent trying to make their mark and being ready for their one true leader to take form.
I have so many predictions on how it will take form and maybe I’ll share them. For now though I just want this to serve as a footnote of me noticing it’s happening and others to become as aware as I of the fruits our generation is about to bear. There’s something so beautiful about this time, it’s better for me to just live in the now.

What will our Paris in the 20’s be like

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I’m sorry? Always there?

I’m not really gonna use my degree but I’m gonna complete it so it’s always there

This is the type of jargon I hear On a day to day Being a 20SMTHNG. It’s a conundrum I am yet to understand, these guys that complete a degree with no means of pursuing its career path. What is there to it and who thinks in this way?? The methodology of this human strikes me as “one of those stories” the story of the uninspired the story of the under motivated the story, what do you need to know is there why must it be there who put that in your mind.

Then you complain this is the part that infuriates me you will do as your parents ask and go to university get this degree, And complain out loud to everybody else but the people who forced you in this predicament… Maybe I’m just entitled or privileged to some but how can I got to a place and live with the decisions someone else made for me. YIKES! It’s a catch 22 of life, you hate what you do but if you don’t do it you’re bringing shame on your family? So your happiness is intentionally disregarded. 

Now if you’re a doctor, engineer, architect or something of the kind you are needed and required to do something of such a grandiose scale that is so much for the betterment of man which is a noble pursuit not subject to inquiry. It’s taxing and you are entitled to complain every now and then. Especially after you realise how much time you are giving to your craft that’s you. And I am not talking to these people. None the less there’s a faction of people that do Degrees for the “sake” of doing it with no future intentions of being part of the culture the education is intended. Education is important especially for those that need it. To the people that abuse the system it dilutes the resolution of those that come in it with the best of intentions to add to society and grow the culture of the world we live in.

A number of people that seldom love what they do taxes my mind, where I try and have spent time trying to understand the ideals of those that go into things with no intention of fulfilling the field requirements as a lifetime career. The conclusion I’ve come to is they are trying to achieve a societal norm or type of status investment when it is more a detriment to the people who truly want to live the life intended.

I want to finish this with a why question. Why are you doing what you’re doing? As a human, I believe in loving what you do regardless of the price tag attached to it and the sacrifice involved. And when you come to a true resolution you achieve a lot more of your life s purpose. Do you think you’re doing that by living in something you don’t appreciate as much as the person next to you?

Whatever Moves Your Dial,

Not Your Typical

A Dedication Memoir

A wise man says I look for my acres of diamonds where I am. It’s so crazy I got everything figured out but I can never find out what real love is about. Do you think I sacrificed real life, for the dream that should be and not the one that is. You see the phase ‘young and dumb’ or ‘prodigal son’ is what could be used the state of my early 20 something life.

However it was the Not Your Typical one. You see I have been very retrospective the past months leading up to my 25th birthday. I would never have known this is what I would get when I decided to change my ways months before my 22nd or build my new future when I was right on track months before my 24th but here I am. I didn’t know it would take this long but I’m getting happier that I have done the things that I did.

If I were to explain any of my reasons now it would defeat the purpose of even doing what I have did but to document now the feelings that I have bore from the experience that I have had is something I feel I needed to do.

What I do know is that I created a narrative for myself that is like none other and the actions following this will dictate the fruit of my labour.

I’ve been told time and time again to look back to my years of when I was young and do what I did then of course this would he the comfortable option, this would be what is familiar to those that ‘love’ me; this would be what someone who doesn’t know how to grow out of their old self. To be the person I’m supposed to be there was some mental restructuring that needed to take place.  To acquiesce, knowing the mind I had would have took me someplace for certain, the place I’m needed is where the questions lay. Those who understand destroying the old you to get to the new you will understand what I am talking about the most.

Lastly I can’t be sorry for what I have done the past six years. What’s done is done and the Dial points to true north, that being said  regret is not in the vocabulary of progress.

Whatever Moves Your Dial,

NYT20SMTHNG

 

 

This was written in the year of 2017