The magic of Disneyland

I don’t know what is wrong with me, but I do not enjoy doing things people in my age group like to do.

Two examples:

1) Las Vegas – the other week I went to Las Vegas. All my friends were excited about walking around, shopping, going clubbing, etc… But me, I was disgusted at the gluttony that is Las Vegas. I do not care for the fancy building, statues ( false idols ), and scantily dressed women. I don’t understand why girls and guys come to Las Vegas and make it an excuse to drink and bare ass. I was only there because I wanted to celebrate a friend’s birthday party. It makes me sick to think of all the hunger and suffering in the world, as I walk around the Vegas strip.

2) Disneyland – I don’t want to take away from the magic of Disneyland, or say that there is anything wrong with the place. But I am troubled that, as a civilization, we have resorted to creating “fake” realities as substitutes for the real world around us. I remember in one episode of Futurama, Fry was in the future and went to a museum to see holograms of “trees”. At the time, I thought it was a great satire of the future. But little did I know, in Disneyland, that “future” is a present. They have fake mountain ranges, trees, and waterfalls. Instead of traveling to Big Sur to see the real magnificent nature of a redwood tree, you can walk through a plastic redwood tree in California Adventures. And instead of spending your weekend traveling around California to see all the wonderful natural landmarks, you can take the Condor ride and see California on a big screen TV. Ridiculous.

Let me repeat again that I am not writing this to insult anyone, or to be pretentious. I am not too smart or righteous to enjoy all those things myself when I go to those places. However, I can’t help but wonder why we have decided that it’s better to create a fake world, when we could be out living in the real world. And in the case of Vegas, I wonder why we needed to erect a city in the middle a desert just so we can go there and get “loose”.

I would like propose something different. I think that instead of focusing so hard on “working” and being “successful”. We should take more time to enjoy all the minute details of our lives. Like people say, “stop and smell the roses”. Maybe if we take the time to enjoy all the things around us, we wouldn’t need to escape to places like Vegas or Disneyland.

Ps. There are all sorts of grammatical errors in my writing. I am way too lazy to read through it and correct my grammar mistakes. I think grammar is a waste time. :).. hehe..