“All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures.
It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.”
Do you ever look at all those memes or graphics on social media sites, like Facebook and believe them? You know the ones, that say things like “You are the author of your own story!” or “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” These graphics take amazing quotes from people like Deepak Chopra and Maya Angelou and place them on blank backgrounds with large fonts, creating that BOOM!, in your face effect! As in, how could that not be true? Why aren’t you doing it?
I look at those graphics a lot. Usually, they have a really positive effect on my attitude. Most I have seen before. They get recycled, and usually I recognize who said it (even tho that’s often left off the image.) Sometimes, I share them hoping they give someone else the quick boost that I also, had just needed.
Then, there are also the days that those well intended graphics, memes, quotes and single shot doses of motivation just sting! As if it were all just that easy! Right!? Instead of making me perk up (as intended), reading “Get up! Dress up! Show up! & never give up!” on a t-shirt being advertised; it can make me down right angry! Thinking inside my head, “HEY T-SHIRT BACK OFF! You don’t know anything about me or my situation!”
How do these images/graphics/memes/quotes effect you? How are they affecting society? Did you just click this post to get the link to the Chanrio Maker? Here it is, http://chanrio.com/?utm_#/. Have fun folks!