Wonderland?

October 25, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Entertainment. Interesting how “having fun” is important in our lives. Of course, there are some basics to be covered first (food, safe home), but very quickly after that, we feel the need for more. Being bored is usually something to be avoided: playing a game, attending a party, creating art, enjoying art, sports, movies... a fair amount of our time down there seem to be about entertainment.

Sometimes, it becomes an obsession. A priority. No drawback seem negative enough to stop entertainment attraction. On this "Alice in Wonderland" loosely inspired image, I tried to depict a character who is so in love with these orange pills, that she completely forgets those are actually killing her, as they are directly made out of her body chunks.

While this is quite extreme, there are similar examples in real life as well. Some drink, or smoke, despite the well known health consequences. Some do drugs, even if the short term effects will disappear in favor of big problems. Some drive fast, voluntarily forgetting they might kill someone (or themselves). Some cheat on their partner, for an ephemeral thrill, temporarily ignoring the sorrow that may be created. Examples are quite easy to find. Why is that? Why do we so easily forget consequences, and keep having fun whatsoever? Is it something written in our genes? Why does our body favor this, by releasing endorphins or adrenaline in such situation, blinding us? Are we that easy to fool?

I obviously have no definite answer about that. I suppose part of it lies in the fact we are a social species, as entertainment create links between individuals. A group being stronger than a single person, from a biological point of view, evolution may have favored such behavior. In that case, it would mean that despite impacting individual health, excessive/dangerous entertainment is still a valid option to make the pack stronger. Hum. Or maybe am I just writing nonsensical stuff... I'd better get out, and see what good movie's available tonight!


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