In a recent 5-Bullet-Friday from Tim Ferris, he mentioned the essay “The Age of Average” by Alex Murrell. he article argues that we are living in an age of average. This is due to a number of factors, including the rise of social media, the increasing popularity of reality TV, and the decline of independent media. As a result, we are constantly bombarded with images and messages that tell us to conform and be like everyone else. This can have a negative impact on our creativity, individuality, and sense of self.
The article concludes by calling for us to resist the urge to conform and to embrace our uniqueness. We should be proud of who we are and what makes us different. We should not be afraid to stand out from the crowd.
Here are some additional points from the article:
- The rise of social media has made it easier than ever to compare ourselves to others. We are constantly bombarded with images of people who seem to have perfect lives. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt.
- The popularity of reality TV shows has also contributed to the rise of the average. These shows often portray people who are vapid, shallow, and materialistic. This can send the message that these are the qualities that we should aspire to.
- The decline of independent media has made it more difficult to find alternative viewpoints. We are now more likely to be exposed to the same messages from a small number of sources. This can limit our exposure to new ideas and perspectives.
The article is a timely reminder that we should not let the pressure to conform define us. We should be proud of who we are and what makes us different. We should not be afraid to stand out from the crowd.
If you are interested head over to “The Age of Average” by Alex Murrell and read the full essay.