Six factors that contribute to a lack of authenticity – Robert Terry 1983

Robert Terry identifies six factors:

  1. A deep and undefined sense of disconnection from the institutions and people that we believe we should be connected with
  2. Information overload based on our technology-rich societies
  3. An increasing mistrust of institutions, organizations, and systems
  4. Development of virtual realities (for example, through technology, spin control, and disinformation)
  5. An increasing fragility of a shared sense of purpose
  6. The rise of relativism; that is, people feel that they can never really know what is true or real or what is good or right

From Robert Terry, 1983 pp. 114–126

Wonderfull quote by Madonna on when to stop being an artists.

Does somebody ask Steven Spielberg why he’s still making movies? Hasn’t he had enough success? Hasn’t he made enough money? Hasn’t he made a name for himself? Did somebody go to Pablo Picasso and say, “Okay, you’re 80 years old. Haven’t you painted enough paintings?” No. I’m so tired of that question. I just don’t understand it. I’ll stop doing everything that I do when I don’t want to do it anymore. I’ll stop when I run out of ideas. I’ll stop when you fucking kill me. How about that?

via Harpers Bazaar