The world is more messed up than I originally thought.
This is because I recently came to the realisation that the politicians that ‘run’ this country do not, in fact, run this country. They are a soap opera. Seeing a speech made by our dear prime minister is not inspiring or life changing. It does not make me want to start a rally or convince my parents to vote Labour. It makes me laugh, cry, scream, throw things at the TV and get depressed.
Around the same time as this epiphany I listened to Green Day’s current album 21st Century Breakdown. Shortly after this I was plugged into my MP3 and heard My Chemical Romance’s anthem I’m Not Okay (I Promise). As I often do, I was daydreaming about my aforementioned favourite bands. They make me laugh, cry, scream, throw things at the TV and get depressed.
They also make me want to do something with my life.
Here it is then: Artists, musicians and writers aren’t simply entertainment. The ones who know their crafts well are the people who change the world, save the galaxy and inspire children to make something of themselves. The middle-aged, rude, dishonest men and women who sit in Parliament telling us how to live our lives are the ones making the headlines for stealing, swearing, exploiting and losing their trousers.
I’m glad I have come to that understanding.