Originality, such an exquisite and exciting word , isn’t it? We all want it so real, uncopied, ORIGINAL.
Freedom, an equally exciting word, sweet, desirable. Who doesn’t dream of a world where all we desire is free for all?
People that offer things to the world for free are very likely to be considered as heroes. But we all know every story has two sides, sometimes with our heroes playing villainous roles to someone else.
Download the torrents. Download the YouTube video, make a copy of that blockbuster, share it on a storage drive. Download a trial version of that expensive software, get the crack. No one appreciates the heroics behind all that freedom. To use without restriction. No one appreciates the brilliant minds behind all our free share websites that are frequently changing URLs, or the magnificent share apps on our smartphones. We need to take a moment and appreciate all this, don’t we? I dare say NO.
Behind every work of art, the music master piece, smooth running software, the perfectly scripted movie lies years of practice, commitment, trying and failing. And what else would impress these architects of our society like simply appreciating what they do, screaming their names out with love? Making their lives better!! The same society that screams their names out with love will be waiting for their failure, for their lives to fall apart, for the debts and trauma that has eaten up so many celebrities and we are always so ready to point fingers, he did drugs, she sold her body out to any guy that crossed her path, he was extravagant, she was arrogant. So judgmental but we forget the one in the mirror. When was the last time you actually paid for the great things they had to offer when they still could?
The free music, the movie streaming, the cracked software. It was all exciting. But somewhere else, someone waited for their work to pay off and it didn’t. They could see the illusions of it paying off as you cheered, they could read your favorite billboards that compared their expenses and pressured them to spend more, they heard it, they saw it…, But it never paid them in the way that mattered most.