“…the culture is a perversion. It fetishizes objects. It creates consumer mania. It preaches endless forms of false happiness, endless forms of false understanding in the form of silly cults. It invites people to diminish themselves and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines.”
I live in New York, where many young people seem to be completely obsessed with conveying their tastes to others. People who talk about their interests in art, music, film, food, beer, wine, cheese, whatever— they often give off an air of enjoying talking about culture more than they enjoy culture itself. But what is culture?
Most people think they’re going to listen to something one time and change. But the problem is that the subconscious mind doesn’t work that way. There are so many things competing for the attention of your subconscious mind. It’s only when you listen to something over and over that it manages to cut through the noise and your subconscious realizes “this is important.”