We internalize the simulation we are presented with, like being read into a character in a book. Our own rigid imagination guides our perception, generating predictable ideas without realizing we never created anything, just dusted something off and called it our own. Given only outmoded expressions that fail to perform even as a bland medium of a culture's desires, we have completed the recipe for empty repetition of the same old stories... Why do you wonder where culture has gone?

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