Cut and Paste Generation (CPG)

if you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything....

We are surely living in interesting times...

Most of us do not have self worth.. 
We are like zombies. No control over our thoughts and actions.

We don't do things because those things appeal to us. No, we do things because others are doing it.

We wear clothes because some people are wearing such clothes...

We buy cars not because we love the type or make but because someone that we are struggling to measure up is using that type of a car..

We go vacation to places not for our sakes but because of how we want to be seen by others...

We even build our houses these days not according to our preferences but according to some societal expectations. You can tell by the proliferation of that stupid corn shaped roofing style that everyone is doing (This is mainly used for the purpose of making snow slant off the roof so as not to rest and collapse due to the weight of the snow)

We live our lives for others.

People rent houses in neighborhoods they cannot afford because of societal expectations..

We take our kids to schools that we struggle to pay fees every term because of others..
 
We marry off our children,expending resources we do have and cannot justify simply because we want to be seen in a particular way....

I was recently told of a mid aged man that struggled to pay for his family's vacation abroad in this recession because some of his friends and their families travelled abroad for vacation, he came back and couldn't pay his kid's school fees or renew the rent of his house.. For God's sake, what sort of a life is that?

This cut and paste attitude is easily noticed in how we lack originality in contents of majority of what get shared on social media. We forward, share, and forward whatever garbage that comes our way.

Someone will send a picture of a mutilated dead body,we cut,paste and share... 
 
Stale news, unconfirmed news, useless videos, pictures and audios too...cut, paste and share..

Someone will send you a picture of a copse about to be buried, you will cut, paste and share...

If care is not taken, somebody will put a CCTV camera inside a grave to provide live feed and you will cut,paste and share the link...

Be yourself, If it is not panadol, it cannot be the same as panadol...

Stand for something.
Be original. 
Be proud of your station in life..

Don't be of the CPG... (Cut and Paste Generation).

-HGF

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