I am the Forum Police! Grrrr!!!9 - What police do you think are guarding this film forum?
I made it through this article.
I hate to say it but this guy is right about some things. Sure, he's speaking out of frustration, anger, and dissapointment, but I think those are somewhat valid feelings in the modern age.
No one cares about you, or art, or progress or anything but their own personal selfishness? That's not filmmaking buddy, that's just growing up in the modern world.
Basically after you turn 26 or so, your value is judged by your wealth from that point forward, by everyone except your biological family.
If you look at the correlating statistics, greed and the willingness to watch others suffer for personal gain has skyrocketed over the last 30 years. In 1981 a top executive would pay themselves the salary of up to 10 of their workers. In 2010 the record was 581:1. That means there is one guy out there absorbing enough salaries to give a small town's worth of people full time jobs and medical care.
How about changing things, surely an intellectual argument based in fact would be persuasive?
So let's say you are the most powerful man on the planet. And you have this idea that we shouldn't let innocent people die in the street so the super rich can buy a third yacht. That seems reasonable. So if you spent 4 years, with more resources than anyone else, you could score one tiny win for unselfishness right?
Socialized medicine, Hollywood agents won't just fail to return your calls, they will actively dress up in tuxedos, drive to a fundraiser, and donate the amount it would cost for your dad to have heart surgery to a guy that will go to washington and fight for the rights of the unfairly overpriveliged. When your dad shows up at the hospital, these same people from the fundraiser will look him in the eye, and say there just isn't enough money to go around.
Ironically, Asimovs laws of robotics show more humnanity than many modern people. Do not allow another person to come to harm through inaction? That's actually a state law in all 50. But our society does that like it's going out of style.
What's the answer? There is no magic answer to your issues. Anyone here could tell you that. You have to put your best foot forward. You have to use your head. You will never beat a path to their door, just be great, and the matrix will find you.
Sorry for all the negativity everyone, thought this guy needed an honest answer, and I'm sick of hearing anyone who gets frustrated called a chump. It's a very frustrating enviroment, it's a natural reaction.
Does this sound off topic? It's not. This guys entire post was written out of angst about how unresponsive the world is, the source of that (though I think Directorik detailed it better) is an apathy from others toward you. It's epidemic. Are things different on this one board? Yes, but don't expect these kind comments and offers to help once you walk out your front door into physical reality.
PS personally I've never been banned from a forum in my life, and I'm crazy outspoken, how do you guys do it?
As of 2010I read a study where they said that America was by far the highest country in suicides.