noun, plural gal·ler·ies.
1. a raised area, often having a stepped or sloping floor, in a theater, church, or other public buildingto accommodate spectators, exhibits, etc.
2. the uppermost of such areas in a theater, usually containing the cheapest seats.
3. the occupants of such an area in a theater.
4. the general public, especially when regarded as having popular or uncultivated tastes.
5. any group of spectators or observers, as at a golf match, a Congressional session, etc.
Here is where we analyze the analist.
Our present society has become vessels for stimulation, notwithstanding the array and voluminous materials flying around each and every one of us. Our society is never full, but ever voratious for new fillings, new sensations, new avenues of labyrinthine trailways to the abyss.
Hence, the gluttons grow. The ginseng is whatever pasifies: drugs, drink, sex, or just the sucking of one’s thumb will do. Perhaps it is visiting Starbucks EVERY morning, noon, and night…and THEN some… Or perhaps it is stalking on the internet, or just plain spending the whole day reading every other person’s visionquest. Then, or course, there are the videos; the movies, the reality pitstops, and every living lacklustre load of…. suggestions you can muster.
Why? Why? We gab and no one listens… we gab and we tell ourselves: aren’t we interesting enough to make others want to listen to a human voice, rather than interact with fictional composities of humankind?
We the People, the Occupants, the Spectators, the Observers of the world…. are in danger.
Yes, in danger of becoming empty vessels. Vessels without any use for other than garbage, because we have drained our own ingredients and poured in “fillers,” just like McDonalds or Jack in the Box, or Panda Express does… unnecessary ingredients to puff it up to look real.
But in fact, the spectator is becoming the fiction, while fiction is becoming the real.
I suggest you turn off the television, and go and read something with real meat/content of value! And don’t just read ANY book, read one that has stood the test of time.. yes, perhaps a classic, but more to the point, one with tons of commentaries on it, that has been written, and been discussed about, since it’s inception. But that is not even the epicenter of my suggestion. After reading, start a discussion about how it made you understand, feel, mad, laugh, whatever! Allow others to be candid and direct as well and as much as you are. THEN, argue a point; one of all of the chips thrown on the table, stimulate a little mind power, watch the juices flow.
We must learn to confront each other, without being cowardly and without being so agreeable, that we manage to have a life theory and philosophy. When one has something to stand for, it’s a courageous look at oneself, and even if another tends to skew your view a bit, it’s all in good mental health, unless of course some of the mean-humans play, then THOSE have to be convinced that that is what they are.
The point is: stop being filled and begin utilizing your OWN ingredients, give and let give, without recourse of remorse. We’re sharing in order to enhance our humanity. Nothing wrong with that. Just don’t use dirty words, ha! It shows one is limited in one’s vocabulary.