Real Review - Issue 14
"Almost everything we think of as normal and commonplace is about to disappear. This acute flux in the social and material order is a source of grief.
We've spent the last half decade traversing its seven stages, as we mourn the passing of a world we thought we wanted: 2018 marked peak shock (#metoo, BLM, XR).
The pandemic was a period of denial (systemic change cannot be deferred). The cost of living crisis is a moment for anger and bargaining. On the horizon is depression (and recession).
Without the ability to accurately assess reality, it will be impossible to achieve acceptance or hope.
Why is it so hard to escape ourselves and grasp what's real? We spend almost a third of our lives connected to the internet, in a space-time of total internal reflection."