I've noticed people increasingly adopting stereotypical emotional or personal narratives from movies instead of actually experiencing and defending ones personal knowledge of real life themselves. This is incredibly frustrating when trying to converse with someone who when called on to explain or defend their beliefs simply winds up in disbelief that you don't also adopt and accept the unreal narratives everyone else doesn't have any problem with. I've noticed this a lot with people who have "personality disorders," it's as if they often can't function because their assumed narrative they project onto reality doesn't interface very well with what is actually real and it leaves them feeling scared, empty, or purposeless. It's unfortunate because ultimately people are not able to appreciate what is simple and real (or just plain more direct and honest than the fake, oversimplified movie narratives), whether that be the beauty of nature, discourse on the human condition, a simple hobby like learning an instrument or skill, scientific achievement, or what have you.
Instead of appreciating their lives for what they are people demand and are fed abbreviated versions of meaningful things in increasingly more compressed and immediate forms, which seem to have to be be consumed without respite so as not to be "bored" with the stagnant and homogenous state of industrialized society. Not sure if anyone here is a comic book fan, but I've found the movie adaptations of Alan Moore's comic books to be particularly pointless and disturbing as superhero narratives in movies have become more and more popular. For those that are unfamiliar, Alan Moore's comic books stand out in the medium as very insightful works on society, history, human thinking and so on. In other words they aren't your typical comic book. Anyway, I've only seen one or two of these films and I didn't need to see anymore. It left me wondering why someone would transfer an incredibly creative, unique, insightful, visually very engaging work that in itself was perfect in its medium simply because people were too fucking inept to seek it out or understand it (and of course money).
Obviously many great books have been made into movies but I bring up these comic book movies because they're particularly exploited these days and completely stripped of their original integrity (movies that adapt novels are sometimes an alternate look at a book, not just an empty shell stuffed with hollywood bullshit) and it leaves me wondering why. I've also noticed, I really wish I hadn't, that television is now mostly all reality TV shows, even the only interesting channels like History and Discovery (thank someone there is a Science channel that seems to retain some value). It's no wonder people confuse reality with simple, unreal narratives, they watch people on TV seemingly living them out in "real life" every single day! It's really disturbing to me because, like the recent article posted on "seeking" or sheer information addiction, this behavior dilutes the human capacity for insight, understanding and communication. Most people depend with their lives on scientific achievement, even "get off" on it with television, gadgets, the internet, etc. as is suggested in the other article I mentioned, yet people exist in a mental state that completely blurs supernatural fantasy with the natural world so there is little discrimination between the two, and especially a severe lack of appreciation for the unique, individual value of each. I realize I have rambled, but in closing for a real kick check out the movie "10,000 B.C.", I watched it purely because I heard it was so inaccurate and it is really mind blowing that people could actually accept that kind of stuff as fact.