15 Modern World Pictures Depict Everything That Is Wrong With Western Society

Humor | By Ian Anglin | October 15, 2017

There are many wrong things going on in Western society at the moment. I'm not trying to be too "black pill" here, as there are also many great stuff going on. We are living longer, technology is progressing, and we are enjoying certain freedoms that our ancestors would never have. But we have also sacrificed many freedoms, and every year we are more out of touch with what truly makes us human, and what makes us happy. We are replacing real human contact with machine interfaces, which is actually quite depressing on the long run.

Social Media Zombies

This image depicts everything that is wrong with social media at the moment - people that are on it, are often zombie-like creatures wondering the street, seemingly oblivious to what is happening around them. Looking at their phones instead of the people around them.


People these days are looking at every possible aspect of how to stimulate themselves - something losing themselves in the process. Binge watching Netflix TV shows, eating junky fast food, smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are just some the problems we face today.

Money as a Solution to Everything

Every year people get more depressed - partially because they are spending more time on their phones than talking to real people. And how do we try to fix this problem? We try to make more money so we can stimulate our selves even further!

Losing Your Personality

Consuming too much content online can make you extremely unoriginal. The more you read, the more you think you know things - but this is not always the case. Sometimes, it is good to be wrong - this is how people learn to get better, but reading everything online removes this aspect of humanity.

Branding Destroys Everything

We are so fed-into corporate culture, where everything is branded, and everything reminds of which corporation created it, that we are losing sight of what is out there. We stop shopping at the mom and pop stores - we just don't see them as status symbols anymore.

The TV Is Messing With You

Over 99% of what you'll see on the TV will be a complete waste of your time - but this is not all. In many cases what you see on the shows and in movies can even have a damaging effect on your psyche. Children are especially vulnerable of this.

Big Business

Today, money is everything, and corporations are ready to crush anything that opposes them. There are lobbies for every industry group, and these lobbies are sometimes so powerful that they can even change laws and entire governments.

Multiple Personalities

Today's world is so dynamic and complicated, that many have learned to have different "faces" - meaning different personalities, depending on who you are talking to, or where. This kills our inner originality and makes every social interaction tiring.

Can't Escape the Virtual World

You would think that reading this article would help you escape the virtual world? Not so fast! So many things are online now, that even getting a job could be a real problem if you are not in tune with what is happening in the online communities.

Autopilot Mode of Operation

If you stay at work for 8 hours, then read social media and news for another 2-3 hours, and game for some 1-2 hours, where does this leave you next? Your mind would at this point be completely blasted by all the visual stimulations you have experienced.

We Lose Sight of the Big Picture

While consuming mindless entertainment and ingesting thousands of useless calories, we lose the capacity to notice the tragedies that are going on around us. Millions of animals are harmed, children are left homeless, and people are jobless. Yet, we don't do anything to solve these problems.

The Rich are Getting Richer

There are some stats that show that 1% of the world's population holds 50% of the world's wealth. This image perfectly illustrates this phenomenon - while the millions of poor people are breaking their back for minimum wage, the rich just keep getting richer.

The Fear of Working

Many millennials are growing up, but are not yet ready to fully embrace being in the workforce. This is not entirely their fault - the world they grew up didn't get them ready for life's challenges. Over-stimulation may also have an effect on this problem.

The Rat Race

Today's possibilities are almost limitless, but at the same time, we are all running the same race. Trying to finish college, get a six-figure job - which makes the whole point of it all seem like a rat race. It is very weird how everything can seem so promising and yet so unoriginal.

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