About a month ago, my dad bought us a daily calendar called (translated, of course) “Positive Thoughts Calendar”. Well, that’s the last time i trust the name on anything. As you may know, i could use some positive thoughts in my head, so i tried to find the positive thoughts within the texts. Well, i got disappointed. It’s only been a month, but so far, the best they could do was the following: “a leap of faith should always be practiced intensely”. Some of you may have an irresistable urge to facepalm or even facedesk at that text. I know i did. And trust me, that’s not a good idea when you read those kinds of texts in the bathroom. (For those who don’t understand my point on that line(pretty sure you’re here): how is it a leap of faith if you take the faith out and practice endlessly?)
Considering that was the best line we’ve had so far, you can almost imagine how bad the rest is/was. Today’s text actually was the final drop for me. After that one, i just had to rant about it. I quote: “Every finish line is just the start of a new race”. Now i dare you guys to explain to me how that is a positive thought. I’ve tried thinking maybe because you’ll get 2 trophies, but ending a race doesn’t mean you won it. Maybe because you will always have something to work towards? Well, that only makes me more depressed, as i actually rather finally finish something, see the end of the race. But noooooo, apparently reaching a goal only means another hard-to-reach goal becomes visible. And i’m probably not the only one who wants to stop seeing goals and start seeing some results. For what is a goal if it doesn’t lead to progress.
But, as usual, the worst part is the fact that people actually buy it. I know i tend to overthink stuff easily, but stuff like this is a pretty good buffet for gullible minds. And it doesn’t stop with stuff you have a choice in buying. I’m not sure how it is in other countries, but lately, we’ve started to get more and more tv-commercials that pose as actual scientific tv-shows, or even as the news. Colgate, for instance, has been advertising with a fake tv show called ‘Medi-Facts’. Now i don’t doubt the good work of colgate, but nothing in their commercial is actually medical ór factual. They show images of a tooth getting covered in 3 colors, eventually getting a friggin shiels drawn on it. For a commercial, that’s fine. But if you want to pose as a medical show, at least make it scientifically acceptable.
And they’re not the only ones. Besides colgate being as fraudulous as it gets in the world of advertising, the same thing’s happening to a dishwasher chemical. Finish, in this case, has a “talkshow” about glass corrosion, in which a “glassware salesman” and a “dishwasher salesman” (both definitely terrible foreign actors (i mention foreign, because my country has about 10% ads that are actually from this country, the rest is terribly lip-synced foreign commercials)), who both try to explain that you ‘have to use a product “like this” from the start to protect your glassware from corrosion’. I would actually believe it if the actors weren’t such obvious hipster wannabe-actors who’re actually just nerds with a lucky call. I’m actually willing to bet my book ánd game collection that neither of them has graduated, even though they both look like they should have about 5 years ago.
To be honest, i long for booze commercials. Not because of their ‘honesty’, not for the booze (i don’t even like 95% of the types of liquor that actually advertise), but because of the ambiance. Those commercials make my day, for their lines are catchy, their music is swinging, their feel is… undescribable. Not to mention the storyline they usually have. Pretty strong, or dreamy. And i don’t mind either of those, as long as they don’t lie. Then again, booze ads exaggerate (or however that’s spelled) without lying. They manage to find the fine line that’s called manipulation without actually lying.
I’m sorry for seeming so weak with my rant today, i must admit i hardly have the energy to rant about anything at the moment. No-one tells anyone that ranting is terribly unfulfilling when you feel lonely. Which is actually kind of strange. I always thought loneliness would be a great inspiration for a rant, turns out loneliness leads to mental deprivation, and actually causes a lack of inspiration and energy.
Edit: to the one that last part is about: nevermind. Turns out i really just don’t care right now. Contact me when you feel social enough to nót snap at me without clear reason.