Hey all, I'm new here, been lurking. Cliff's post prompted me to make this my first post. I'm soon to be dropping a lot of coin (to me at least) on Fractal gear. After reading this and many other posts on this forum, it makes me happy to know my hard earned $$ is going to such a great company on many fronts.It's society today. We're all spoiled. We want instant gratification and we usually get it. When we don't get it we feel like we're being cheated.
I think society was better when life was harder. I grew up with nothing. Most of us did. I remember one of the best "toys" we ever got was the huge cardboard box the refrigerator came in. We spent hours in that thing pretending it was a spaceship. We would spend hours playing baseball with a worn out ball or walk along the railroad tracks looking for smushed pennies we left the day before. We didn't have any fancy electronics or social media or much of anything. We ate government issued cheese and powdered milk. And yet we were happy.
I really think social media was one of the worst things to happen to society. It had the power to be a useful tool but that power has been abused in the name of greed. People's brains are being rewired intentionally to addict them to it so they can generate more advertising revenue. People are accustomed to getting hundreds of little dopamine hits every day and it's made them irrational and demanding. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey will go down in history as two of the most evil pricks the world has ever seen (Sheryl Sandberg will be right behind them at the gates of hell).
I'll be 54 next month so I get it, I came from NO money and from the school of hard knocks, everything I own I busted my A$$ for. I walked the railroad tracks looking for pennies AND ball bearings (aka steelies) as they were very cherished to add to your marble collection. I felt like a king when I obtained my first boom box to carry around on my shoulder as I rode around the streets on my 10-speed bike giving myself tinnitus via DIO, Def Leppard et al.. (ears ringing as I type this) Nowadays people have access to nearly every song ever recorded in their pocket, it is amazing to me how things have changed and IMO, often taken for granted.
IMO, social media is more often than not the food of narcissism, I avoid it as much as possible.
I could rant for a page but I'll stop here!
As for those selling their AFXIII's for the turbo, more power to them if they have the money to burn. It's a good thing they're not on the road in the middle of a tour.
Hoping for a AFX/FC/EV bundle deal for the Holidays as I'm going to treat myself with my hard earned and limited cash, my visa card is ready!
I'm looking forward to uploading clips once I obtain and settle in with my new Fractal toys. Oh, and most of them will be RUSH related if you couldn't guess.