On the Use of the Term “Real” Since the 1940’s

Reality is all about perception. Don’t jump to conclusions but make them after research and forethought. Don’t use the term “real” loosely.

This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The prompt is to write on the word “real” in a stream of consciousness style.

The question in the 1940’s was: “What is Real to the Country.”

1950’s?  … The advertisements

1960’s … The news and newspapers

1970’s … The college studies

1980’s … The Reagans

1990’s … Seattle

2000’s … The internet and Wikipedia (I even saw a Wikipedia trivia game at Walgreens yesterday,)

2010’s … Ratings/Rankings/Social Media

So, as we review these trends I think it’s safe to say John Lennon was right when he wrote and sang “Strawberry Fields:”

Let me take you down cause I’m going to Strawberry fields
Nothing is real …

Be informed. Reality is all about perception. Don’t jump to conclusions but make them after research and forethought. Don’t use the term “real” loosely.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.