What is real? Do we even know anymore?
In a world where …
most of the music we listen to starts with a human voice but is mixed in a studio and edited to perfection,
much of the food we eat is genetically modified and then processed,
the image of children “playing” usually involves some sort of electronic device,
people use makeup, plastic surgery, liposuction, and all manner of creams, tonics, and mechanisms to erase flaws and fight signs of aging,
the media presents a version of “reality” that is almost laughable–except for the fact that we believe it and try to adjust our lives and our bodies to match …
How do we know anymore? How do we know what REAL looks like, tastes like, feels like?
I only have my children home for a few scattered weeks this summer. I hope to use a significant part of that time trying to remember REAL. Trying to teach them what ‘real’ is.
In the mean time, I hope to see more videos like this one by Colbie Caillat. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this is worth a million.
What are some things you do to ‘keep it real’?