My problem is endemic to all “elders” [define that as anywhere between 35 and death]. My problem is what you too will someday experience — the boredom of having-been-there-done-that so so many times
You see, we all get accustomed to “our days” the longer away we are nudged into “new days.” I mean, our comfort level, yours and mine, begs for the familiar among the new. Let me give you an example: Modern movies and television.
Right now both are rolling out their newest offerings by way of summer blockbusters and fall previews. But what may look new and over-the-top to you has an old and over-done feel to us. It’s not exactly to your credit that life still comes at you fresh and fun; not our fault it come at us already sliced and diced.
But now here’s the point to my plea. Only those of you under about 35 may be equipped to save those of us over say about 65 from withering on the media vine from sheer, screaming boredom! My plea comes down to this. Can you, for heaven’s sake, help my aging gray cells re-discover what is new and fresh about these same faces and plots on the screens….?
I mean, this season it seems more true than ever that there is nothing-new-under-the-sun. Looks like more of the same testosterone as in — the Kinnears, Kutchers, Foxes, Williams and Big Bang casts as ever. Same hormones as in — the Locklears, Poehlers and Dreyfuses. The same voices — on Idol and The Voice and assorted other hysteria-charged contests. The same blockbuster Star Treks, Vampires and assorted other rubber-faced creatures at our summer cineplexes.
It’s been said, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Can you help save mine — and my generation’s — media-zed mind as we hesitantly enter another season of what we is being billed as “The Best Ever.” I just want to know — as compared to what? You can do it, you can save me if you try…..
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