well-written essay is a “systems approach” to a recent pop culture
event (Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke). The idea of looking at things,
events, or people, within their ecosystem is a holistic approach. Since
we do not live and learn in a vacuum, it’s only logical that we are
"part of." We don’t blame the 11 year-old who can’t read; we intuitively
know his structure must be broken. I realize this is a slippery slope
because self-responsibility is where it’s at, but he end goal is to be
the free thinker, while recognizing why and how we operate, as
individuals. Celebrity entertainment today is not too far removed from
witch burning, public executions, and black face: he isn’t dancing just
because he likes it. It’s natural to be titillated, then horrified that
we’re titillated. Culturally, we build them up, and then tear them down.
Collectively, we make our world, and the people in it, exactly why many
of us so often suffer heavy hearts - we know we can and should do
better. If nothing else, we can have compassion for our court jesters.