You have to look at consumerism fueled advertisements that distract you from the entertainment you're watching/reading/listening.
The entertainment distracts you from the spun news reports you just watched/read/heard.
The spun news reports distract you from the fact that real life is actually nothing like what you think it is.*
Don't get me wrong, this has been going on for as long as information sharing has existed, since the existence of language one would think... but I feel like the scale at which information can now be spread over the internet has shot this aspect of human nature massively out of proportion. In such a way that it might be backfiring horribly in the form of fear and prejudice.
Finding out the truth seems to still be a very local thing that you have to seek out at the source but a lie can spread to a large group of people at the speed of your average internet connection.
I don't really follow any news outlets or participate in current culture. This is why I feel horribly out of touch with the modern world but I also don't feel like I want to become part of it.
I'm fine being who I am. I just wish I knew more people like myself, whatever that type of person is.
I've never met anyone like me, certainly not someone at my own age.
This is why I keep falling off the edge of this world, time and time again, into the loneliness beneath. Nothing seems to ever be able to keep me up there, no one ever seems to be able to keep me up there.
I'm looking for a change but I certainly haven't found the right kind of change yet. All I know is that I don't want to stay down here. I don't want to die already buried.
This is life the way most people see it. The blocks don't fit together but are arranged in such a way that it looks and sounds like it makes sense. It's relatable and easy to process.
This is real life. The blocks all fit together but don't necessarily look like they make up a shape that you can relate to. It's not chaotic, it just has to link together all aspects of human nature.