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These Disturbing Illustrations by Steve Cutts Expose the Sad Truth About Modern Society

Originally posted on Vasare Nar Art Fashion & Design blog:
A selection of the illustrations of Steve Cutts, who portrays with a bitter look the excesses of our sad modern world and of our consumer societies in some trash and offbeat satirical illustrations. In his illustrations he tries to show that work shouldn’t be a grinding, soul-crushing rat race for the almighty dollar. Consumerism shouldn’t hold a vice-like grip on our lives. And social media, well, we need to throw-off the shackles we so eagerly put on ourselves. Wouldn’t life be better then? Steve Cutts is an illustrator and animator from London. Faced with the choice of working at McDonalds or studying Fine Arts, he chose the latter. He worked at Glueisobar as the main storyboard concept artist before making the leap to freelance work. Cutts makes videos and images that criticize modern life – he states that insanity of humanity is an endless pool of inspiration. What are your thoughts ? Ironic thing is that we are all part of the loop. More or less. More…

Having Imaginary Friends and Talking to Yourself is a sign of Intelligence

Originally posted on Millennial Man:
Until recently, I had never told anyone that I have had about 2 or 3 imaginary friends my entire life.  Even more, I have always talked to myself.  I may be walking down the street and you may see me having a mild conversation with myself.  Or I may even be cussing angrily as I am getting off my car.  I was ashamed of having a couple of imaginary friends my entire life.  Also, I was ashamed of having conversations with myself in public.  Sometimes others will look at me, and they may even think I’m a meth addict that is just talking to himself, but that is not the case.  Recently, studies from Harvard and Stanford revealed that those who talk to themselves possess a high intellectual level.  Being able to have discussions out loud enables you to process your own decisions.  It allows you to be mindful and process your decision-making.  And even cussing in public makes me feel good.  When I am really angry for one issue…