Conversations in the car
Later on that stupid "I wanna be a freakin' billionaire" song came on the radio. Kevin proclaimed, "I hate that song." Still in the mindframe of social experiments, I replied, "wouldn't everybody like to be a billionaire?" I then proposed that it would be an interesting study to give people of different ethnicities, levels of education, and socioeconomic status the same (large) amount of money to see what they would do with it. Would their background influence who invested wisely and who squandered? What group would come out on top? We think we know the answers, but do we really? So much of what we think we know about people, their intentions, and their potential actions is founded in bias and stereotyping. It's food for thought.
While we're on the subject of thinking...
A song by Ke$ha came on the radio called "Blah, blah, blah." I am trying hard to fight liking this song. I hate the lyrics, but I am finding the rhythm and beat suck me in like all of Ke$ha's songs do (we won't talk about the fact that I sing along to 'Dinosaur' with fervor cause it is just that entertaining). Kevin said Ke$ha is popular because she has figured out how to use dance musicality and sex to her advantage (much like Madonna in her heydey). I said, "yeah... we wouldn't want to drag people down with meaningful lyrics. We wouldn't want anyone to have to THINK." That said, I'm all for fluff sometimes. :)