Monday, February 9, 2009

Reclaim your life

I found Idiocracy to be funny in a ironical way, as it was probably intended. At least the first half, since afterward it turns into the usual cheesy Hollywood thing.

This post on Zen Habits reminded me about Idiocracy.

I follow Zen Habits in Google Reader and I like Leo Babauta's honest and smooth writing style. I also enjoyed his free ebook, Thriving on Less - Simplifying in a Tough Economy.

But I don't get posts like the one mentioned above.

It's a guest post with 30 ideas "for high-quality, low-cost, stress-free family fun". So not the stressful kind of fun.

I understand that more and more people are spending their time staring at stuff in the computer screen and sometimes they neglect their families and friends, but who actually needs a list of things to do with their family? Is lack of ideas the issue?

I was looking through the comments to see if there is an answer like: "Oh, wait a minute number 6 is brilliant. I never thought of talking to my family ... yeah, definitely something to go in my task list for the weekend."

No success, but we're close. People are thanking for having a 30 days roadmap with their family.

I'm waiting to see the first part of Idiocracy 2. The second part is probably predictable.

2 comments:

Eduard said...

"Idiocracy" is brilliant but I don't think the Americans understood it. I sow the movie before I went for the first time in US and I was shocked when one day I tried to go to supermarket to buy some water and I saw the 20 meters Gatorade wall (starting from small bottles reaching to 5 liters recipients). In a sense we deserve this economic downfall to remember us to stop creating unnecessary needs..but from this to reading advises on how to behave is too much. In this times we will see a rise of magicians and prophets that will show us the way and bring us to live. :)

"In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better."
- Ellen DeGeneres

Paul Marculescu said...

Thanks for the juicy comment, Eduard. :)

I don't mind reading advices now and then, especially written with good humor but I found the post mentioned particularly hilarious.