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No more meaningful thought.
Jim Broede
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 7:26 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 4779


I wonder. If as a society. We are immersed in a cult of personality. Rather than ideology. Could be. That’s the way it’s always been. We Americans. Drawn to personalities. In politics and the social order. With no particular rhyme or reason. Political, social and economic issues don’t matter anymore. Instead, we’re swayed by the personality of the moment.  Yes. Yes. Far easier taking the shallow way out. Lured by the most entertaining schtick. It’s strictly show business.  Don’t bother us with meaningful thought. --Jim
jfkoc
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 6:59 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 15110


I believe there is meaningful thought that leads us to gravitate to those who think like us.That simple...
Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:40 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 15411


I agree.  People are overstimulated by the outside world intruding into our thoughts 24/7.  We used to have time to just think--to meditate--to ponder--to cogitate.  Now whatever free time we have is spent wondering what the Kardashians are doing.  If we have a free thought, it must be in line with what the group thinks.  Or we'll be put on blast.  Ow!  We have to break out and break away from group-think!


Iris L.


Bob Sacamano
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:57 PM
Joined: 1/31/2012
Posts: 386


Look in my eyes, what do you see?
The cult of personality
I know your anger, I know your dreams
I've been everything you want to be
I'm the cult of personality
Like Mussolini and Kennedy
I'm the cult of personality
The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights, a Nobel Prize
Then a mirror speaks, the reflection lies
You don't have to follow me
Only you can set me free
I sell the things you need to be
I'm the smiling face on your T.V.
I'm the cult of personality
I exploit you still you love me

I tell you one and one makes three
I'm the cult of personality
Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi
I'm the cult of personality
The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights a Nobel Prize
A leader speaks, that leader dies
You don't have to follow me
Only you can set you free

You gave me fortune
You gave me fame
You gave me power in your own god's name
I'm every person you need to be
Oh, I'm the cult of personality
I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of
I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of personality

 

Cult of Personality by Living Colour


ruthmendez
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:40 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 1140


I remember this song!  I used to rock with it! Yeah!  Head bang time!
ruthmendez
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:43 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 1140


HERE WE GO! Jam y'all!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cult+of+personality+living+colour+lyrics&&view=detail&mid=A5ED01A41D4CD3B2CA0DA5ED01A41D4CD3B2CA0D&&FORM=VRDGAR


llee08032
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:51 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4321


Personalities will always clash, have power struggles and differing opinions. It's best to put principles over personalities. Look for the common thread and put ego aside.
ruthmendez
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:30 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 1140


I have many thoughts, but I don't know what they mean. 

;o)


chrisp1653
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:49 PM
Joined: 1/23/2017
Posts: 987


It helps me when I remember that there are great minds and powerful ideas wrapped up in gooey newsprint and delivered with all the pungent personality of a dead fish. Maybe it's not necessarily the personality alone that draws us, but the fact that the person speaking or writing has the ability to take a good thought and propel it into our minds and hearts.
 
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