Real versus Fake world

Ritzer argues that ‘‘We find it increasingly difficult to differentiate the real from the fake. Indeed, we come to stop trying and to live with the fake at least as easily, and perhaps more easily, as we live with the real.”(Ritzer, 2010) With the growth and development of a city, new elements are an essential step that can not be forbidden. People first come across the demand and supply indeed for the beginning stage, then to think of design. The design is never entirely original, it often inspired of other artists work. This cannot be considered as plagiarization; instead, it is an influence. So, here comes to the point of creating a brand-new thing or recreate some exitance or making something opposite to the real world. 

What is a reality? Is it important to be so contested on the realism? Some people believe that what is real is what you believe. I can’t agree more that what is in your mind determines on what you see. The fact is the real world is cruel; the national trend of society is atrocious; psychotic incidents happening everywhere else; people are no longer have the ability sustain the madness. Particularly for the uncertain parties, they cast down easily. The only way to flatten the fear and stress in this urban environmental is to find a place that is not framed as the usual and thereby it comes to the need of a fake world and have a break.

“Today, when the real and the imaginary are confused in the same operational totality, the esthetic fascination is everywhere”. suggested by Baudrillard. (1983, p 150) In the new era of sophisticated technology, most of the imagination become real. With the desire and enthusiasm to make dream comes true, investors will go through all the opportunities to make it work. It’s the greediness of wanting more and more things that make the world functioning in the way it is today.  In progress, there must be a chance where you get confused about what is the real value that you looking for? And turned a phenomenon of losing the ability to identify the real and the imaginary, because the imaginary is always kind to us. With this intention, fairytale can be real. It is just the matter of believing it or not.

Ritzer, G. (2010). Enchanting a disenchanted world. 1st ed. Los Angeles: SAGE, p.128.

Baudrillard, J. (1983). Simulations. 1st ed. New York City, N.Y., U.S.A.: Semiotext(e), Inc., p.150.


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