They attract a combination of the worst kinds of people. Sigh.
The world is like a ride at an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it, you think it’s real, because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round and it has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly colored and it’s very loud. And it’s fun, for a while.
Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: ‘Is this real? Or is this just a ride?’ And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and they say ‘Hey! Don’t worry, don’t be afraid — ever — because… this is just a ride.’ And we kill those people.
‘Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry; look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.’ It’s just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that — ever notice that? — and we let the demons run amok. But it doesn’t matter, because… it’s just a ride, and we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort. No worry. No job. No savings and money. Just a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy bigger guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one.
Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, into a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defense each year and, instead, spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would do many times over — not one human being excluded — and we can explore space together, both inner and outer, forever. In peace.
Stop trying to ‘get it together’. The biggest lie we’re told when we’re growing up is that soon as we’re adults, as soon as we’re in college, finish college, get that job, have that steady income, find that someone special, ‘find ourselves’, find that perfect house, get that retirement fund, have those children, everything will fall into place. Here’s a secret: it won’t. Every new development in your life, good or bad, big or small, will come with its own very special set of challenges. The sooner you accept that, the better off you’ll be.
Keep it together.
Just a little longer.
- Disclaimer : If you reblog this without the text you have self worth issues.
I think that its strange that she’s paired up with Marina and the Diamonds because Marina purposely portrays female archetypes to tell other women that there’s nothing wrong with living through your ego from a feminist pro-woman standpoint AND in order to simultaneously show girls that its silly to live your life vicariously through it. Its essentially satire. The twist is that a good chunk of her fanbase takes her lyrics seriously.
When she’s paired with Lana, a lot of people do it because its a breath of fresh air for a woman in this generation to say that its “okay” to have your head shoved up your own ass and be vain and egotistical. But at the same time, where Marina’s portrayal is purely satirical, Lana’s isn’t.
I think I went at least 6-7 months playing Lana Del Rey’s songs on blast and they all essentially say the same thing -
“I want to be pretty, rich, and live my life receiving the love and validation that I can’t seek in myself.” In this single Gods and Monsters where this lyric originates, it boils down to that kind of mentality. If I’m in a sultry or lovelorn mood, I can listen to her music.
But if you listen to it because you somehow relate to her incessant need for validation, there’s a psychological problem that needs to be discussed with it. Even Lana said at one point that if people didn’t approve of her she’d probably become an alcoholic.
Yet 13 - 32 year olds worship her as some illustrious goddess that should be praised about her openness about her vanity and her pseudo-emotional fragility?
TLDR ; Ya’ll got issues.