As a species we have been given the ability to create and think; we have been given a brain to further ourselves and add to the culture ad society that we have been born into. Whilst it is true that we are pack animals, our very being dictates that we contribute to the packs direction and substance, not follow it aimlessly. Our very being dictates that as we become older, we become more aware of ourselves and in doing so we grow in knowledge and wisdom.
Take music for example, now a song is a piece of art, it should send a message and make people think and question the norm. Instead what we have is an entire generation, a generation of sheep shaking their hips to some commercialised crap that holds no real meaning and serves no real purpose but to make the record companies richer and control the population through ignorance. Ignorance that is the root of all suffering, ignorance that subscribes to the "i don't care" mentality. What we have is an entire generation that’s been brought, and the sad thing is they don't even realise it. They carry on and think they're cool because they're exactly the same as everybody else, they’re exactly the same as their ignorant and culturally irresponsible idols and they are the image of a controlled and worthless generation that does nothing but consume; a generation that does nothing but consume wealth and discard what's truly valuable - culture, truth and genuine meaning.
Even those who think they're different (i.e. Goths) are exactly the same; they run around dressing "different" without realising that they look exactly the same as every other idiot who wants to be different but doesn't know how to be themselves. They run around subscribing to yet another commercialised image, an image that shows just how brain dead and pointless life is becoming.
Quite simply you could almost be forgiven for thinking that somebody needs to beat some sense into these people. Give them a fucking wake up call and open their eyes. Make them understand that it's not about how you dress - it's about who you are and how you act, it's about being yourself and being a real person; not a fucking clone. It’s about learning to question the world around you and opening your eyes to the possibility that life means more than how much your trainers cost and whether you have the latest badly made and over priced crap from China and Taiwan. It’s about being true to yourself and those around you. But most of all, it’s about not giving a fuck!