Selfishness vs Rationalism
Adam Mckay’s biographical comedy-drama film The Big Short gives us insight into the complicated financial world, and the inner workings of Wall Street that would otherwise seem like another world to us. However, not only does the film break down complex financial jargon and concepts to make it more understandable, it also reveals to us the nature of the human condition. Although the characters all have different ethics and morals when it comes to making money, they are all tied by one idea–we may all coexist in the same society, but we live in fact as if it is survival of the fittest. The idea behind this is that it is human nature to do what is best for ourselves, as our inherently selfish nature means that we live for ourselves and not others.
We’re too Obsessed with the Personal Lives of Celebrities
For once, Trump isn’t the most talked about person since his election in 2016. That title belongs to one of the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and possibly even the successor to Trump (if he really does run for President in 2024), Kanye West. However, the conversation around Kanye, and many other celebrities, highlights an idea prominent in Internet Age: we’re too obsessed with the personal lives of celebrities.