We are becoming a society which prefers, or at least settles for, un-original thoughts. Look at all the movie remakes filling theaters these days. Do we really need to see Billy Bob Thorton re-play Walter Matthau’s role? Who do you think will play the part of Karl when they remake ‘Sling Blade’. Oh yeah, you know it’s gonna happen one day at this rate.
Another example of this came to mind after I first visited Epcot and saw the World Showcase. I realized that for many people this was their way of saying (and sadly probably believing) they had “visited” a foreign country. And yes, I realize for many it was all they could afford but wouldn’t they have been better off to see for instance the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, Williamsburg, VA or any number of other “real” places of interest rather than some cartoonist’s idea turned into a sanitized merchandising juggernaut?