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PRISONER OR PIONEER?

Earie Surreal Photography by Bobby Becker

According to John Fiske "culture is a constant site of struggle between those with and those without power".  Do you agree? 
And moreover would you consider yourself as a prisoner of this vain online pop culture nowadays? Or is this pioneer generation the enlightenment of a dark world?

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68 comments:

  1. Love this depiction! :)

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  2. clara mcmillan11/26/2015 6:27 AM

    Great photography!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  3. beautiful :)
    xoxo

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  4. I think it depends upon the person on how to see their life through it.
    I am a pioneer on my generation and no one will ever take it from me

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  5. Hmmm great question! What´s your opinion on that? :) Kisses from Vienna!


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  6. aw i really don't know..I'll think about that, a good question. thanks for sharing!
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  7. This is a very lovely question, i see myself as a pioneer everyday.
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  8. I think it is sad if we are a prisoner of pop culture... I do like the picture of how it is depicted... I hope it is not always a struggle between those who have to those who don't have power... we should all work together xox

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  9. I'm glad you like it, Ivi! I wouldn't say we're prisoner of our generation since the creation of it depends on us. And I believe art, music or literature are outstanding represantatives of each culture even in this digital era (which is also an expression of this struggle btw). People who consider theirselves as prisoner maybe just don't get used to it or simply don't know how to use it. It's a matter of interpretation you know! ;) Please let me know if you have a different one, my dear! I would love to read another thoughts on that!!! <3 Hugs!


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  10. Thank you, Alyssa! Happy you like it!


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  11. Definitely, Zarrah!! You're a pioneer for real, sweetie! <3 Thank you for your thoughts!


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  12. Thank you so much, Sophia!! <3


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  13. Happy to, Cvety! You don't have to answer to that, dear! ;) But I'm happy you like my thought provoking post.


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  14. And so me! Thank you, Sophia!


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  15. I also would love to see people inspire and not taking advantages of each other. It 's interesting to see this culture on the move all the time. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful thoughts!!


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  16. Diana Horsfall11/26/2015 11:43 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving, darling!

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  17. I am neither of them, I am just in between :)


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  18. Our history is proof of that struggle; right from our beginnings. The need for power, to possess everyone and control them is embedded so deep within us. We started off as nomads so it's only natural that our instincts are to rebel against those who tell us what to do and how to be. Though the majority of us don't go to extremes while others aren't even aware of it. I also think we are all prisoners of pop culture. You can try to deny it but it's true. The other day I found myself longing for a simpler time, even thinking that maybe I was born in the wrong century. Life was simpler back then, it was about survival of the basics, not the kind of survival we strive for today which consists of material things and paying bills. Technology has made it "easier" in some aspects but it's also cost us a lot too. Socially. And I don't think we're really understanding the impact of it, not for another few generations later. I'm not hating on technology though, it's been wonderful in terms of connection and such but you can't deny all the negative mental impacts it's also having too. Like FOMO. Something I'm beginning to struggle with myself because of being so constantly connected.

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  19. Beauty Follower11/27/2015 8:36 AM

    Freedom is my thing... so I like art that makes me fell free and happy ;)

    Have a lovely weekend :)

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  20. Whooo Incredible post!!!

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  21. Gute Frage Liebes.
    Ich verstehe zwar nicht gut englisch, ich hoffe aber die Frage richtig verstanden zu haben.
    Leider kann ich sie dir nicht beantworten auf die Schnelle. Aber ist man als Bloggerin nicht teilweise schon ein wenig gefangen?
    Was meinst du?
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  22. That's a try question but I'd like to see myself as a pioneer because if I don't feel like following the

    culture I don't follow it, so am not really a prisoner.
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  23. I hope you have a lovely weekend ♥


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  24. Great post dear! what a very deep question but seems really interesting. Have a great weekend! :)

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  25. That artwork matches your question so well! :)

    I definitely see where the 'prisoner' bit comes, but also the 'pioneer', when you branch out and do something different, just for you, and you have fun and relax and enjoy and don't feel the urge to spend more or share it all on social media, etc.

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  26. i like it

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  27. Great question. I guess some or dare I say a lot of people are and most of us are affected in one way or the other by it. Really deep babe.

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  28. Well I somewhat agree with Fiske! But I certainly would not want to become a prisoner!!
    Much love to u Ira
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  29. Oh well, sometimes yes and sometimes no :) it depends of what kind of person you are! xx

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  30. What a fascinating concept, it certainly makes you stop and think, doesn't it? I would like to think I'm a pioneer, but I could be a prisoner without being aware of it. What if we are all prisoners?? Scary thought! What is your opinion on this, Ira? Hope you're having a lovely weekend, sweetie :) x

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  31. OMG so interesting question....I think there aren't prisoners on culture! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

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  32. Oh, very nice post, dear!

    Happy Sunday!

    xoxo, Nastya Deutsch

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  33. Such an interesting question! I still believe culture is above power, though!

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  34. Das stimmt! Gerade als (Micro-) Blogger ist man hin und her gerissen: Einerseits zwischen der Verantwortung als Influencer gegenüber dem Publikum sowie seiner eigener Freiheit und andererseits zwischen der Online Präsenz und dem wahren Leben. Der Vorteil liegt darin, dass man als Blogger dennoch viel bewirken kann und das macht meiner Meinung nach einen Vorreiter aus. In Zeiten von Kriegen und verrückten Zeiten sehnen sich die Menschen nach Frieden und dies spiegelt sich sehr in den Social Media, wie ich finde. Man muss nur wissen, damit umzugehen und sich nicht zu sehr davon gefangen nehmen lassen. Wie siehst du das, Nissi? ;)


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  35. Ivana Džidić11/29/2015 2:22 PM

    I think we are all sometimes prisoners of the online culture and pop culture, but we can also be pioneers if we invest some time and effort in what we do. Great image!

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  36. I believe it's all in how we view things. If we believe to be prisoners we will be. On the other hand if we believe ourselves to be pioneers, we will work towards being pioneers.
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  37. I struggle between the two views constantly. Ultimately, I want life with meaning. Meaning for me does not mean the same as meaning for someone else. I do have qualms with the extra "stuff" we created, but I realize this extra stuff is also what aids in my existence and allows me to earn money for something I consider as having meaning. I.e. I have a love for fashion, but I don't think it's necessarily a game-changer. We just have a lot of choices. Curating this field allows me to earn money doing something I love to then donate to animal shelters and buy homeless people meals when I see someone in need. I consider that a greater "meaning" for myself. Ultimately, I don't consider myself a prisoner of the pop culture since I always keep my eyes on the world outside of the bubble. The two create a very big contrast that makes me struggle existentially sometimes. I think as long as you have awareness of the entire world, it's easier to embrace everything and not simply differentiating as good and bad.

    Phew, sorry for such a long rant! Hope it made sense.

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  38. I totally agree with you Ira. I just have to admit that sometimes I feel a little bit pressure in this digital era - I just say Social Media (: But our digital era has so many advantages too.

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  39. Feelin the pressure as well, Ivi! But like you've written there're so many advantages and otherwise we wouldn't met each other, right? <3


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  40. I think there is validity to this statement depending on how you view it and the struggle to not be a prisoner is real. I would like to hope that I'm not imprisoned but rather doing my own thing.

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  41. I agree to an extent but I feel now, there is another option or continuous spectrum is starting to be seen between the two 'with and without power'. I feel like we're moving past that more, and past the vanity of pop culture because more people are breaking free from these ideas, so maybe, before, more people felt a prisoner, but not so much anymore?

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  42. That definitely holds true. The world doesn't have to be in the state it is in today. Man has put a price tag on everything.
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  43. Sad but true, Kim! Thank you for your thoughts, dear!!


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  44. Haha, thank you, Ela! Me too sometimes! ;)


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  45. That's a fabulous attitude, Meron! Appreciate your thoughts!!


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  46. Thank you, Idu! I Agree with you, darling. Maybe it's a unconcious process which we've been accepted over the years. At least it's interesting to reflect this topic. ;)


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  47. Haha, me either, Chichi! Thank you for your sharing your thoughts!


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  48. Thank you, Aisha! Agree with you!


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  49. Thank you, Eni! Appreciate your feedback!


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  50. I knew you would understand my thoughts, Sonia!! Beeing influenced by the media and technology means beeing a prisoner of it. You can't live with and you can't live without it! You have so many decisions to make nowadays and it's getting worse with all the technical influences. It's sad we have to accept those two worlds for not getting left behind...
    Thank you so much for your thought provoking and wise feedback, Sonia!! <3 Hugs!


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  51. I'm happy you get my intention, Mica!
    So true, dear! Amen!!


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  52. Absolutely, dear! Hmmm... I think the right balance is the key! Watching the younger generation running around watching at their smartphones would be THE perfect scenary of a prison-like society, don't you think? :) Otherwise there wouldn't be positive (political) changes without the technology in this world. And hey, YOU ARE definitely a PIONEER, Amanda! People like you, @Vanisha and @kellmenow change this world! <3


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  53. Totally agree with you here, Ivana! Thanks a lot, dear!


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  54. Absolutely! What a great attitude and motivation as well, Dora! Thank you, sweetie!


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  55. Yes, I know what you mean, Vanisha! It's up to us to make the best of it and just doing what we actually love!! <3


    Thank yous so much!


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  56. And I love what you do, Rowena! You always stay true to yourself, that's what appreciate on your personality and writing! <3


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  57. You don't have apologize for your thoughts, my dear! Of course, it made sense and I love your way of seeing things! Since the technology and media are growing we have a lot of decisions and choices to made. I believe we all can be pioneers of the pop culture, as long as we still believe in our values and morality and don't forget our real existence "outside of the bubble".


    Love your comment, Nataliya! Thank you so much!!


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