The Vocal Minority…

In this Internet era, it seems that many can quickly pander to a very vocal minority. Politics, movies, video games, advertising, etc… all infected by this influence… 

Like for instance with a video game, you may have a lot of people that buy and enjoy a game… but many of those people won’t go out of their way to get on the internet and give feedback or talk about in forums or whatever avenue… which many of the gamers that do may be on the extreme end of the gaming spectrum, whether playing much more than the average person, perhaps above the skill level of the average gamer, etc… they just play the game and look at the game much different than the average player and with much more intensity… 

I feel a good example of this was Guitar Hero… Many people liked the classic rock songs and the more relaxed feel of the game, it was more a jam session for many of us that aren’t real guitar players… I used to love to just come home from a long day of work and have a nice jam session where I didn’t have to think very much, and it wasn’t very intense… 

But gradually the game got much more intense and started catering to the gamers on the extreme end… also the most vocal players to the developers… Everything was getting harder and faster, much more into metal and intense songs that required a lot of attention and skill… Gamers like me decided to check out, it was no longer fun for us, which I think I am much more representative of the majority… then eventually the game in general really kinda tanked… 

But this general series of events has become the norm across almost everything… Companies, movies, video games, politics, etc… are becoming more and more detached from the vast majority of people. They all cater more and more to the vocal minority… the much more extreme ends of the spectrum…  

Which, of course with the internet being relatively new, it just seems that many have not adjusted to this sociological phenomenon… People and companies rely too much on what they read or is trending on the internet, as if they are the only participants in our society… I just don’t think the real majority cares as much to get on the internet and comment, discuss, and give their opinion about everything… 

But, as a representative of the silent majority now, I hope we can figure something out to regain the connection we once had… that people may be able to look past the vocal minority and see to the heart of the majority of people… 

This has not been the worst thing that has ever happened though, in a way I think it may have been good for society, because many of these vocal minority tend to suffer from depression, anxiety, etc… come from broken homes, have been abused, etc… they needed the attention and for people to cater to them a bit, it may have saved a lot of people’s lives ya know? Their voice was heard by someone, they didn’t feel powerless to their situation… 

Which we can live in a society that can work to help both of course… Guitar Hero can make fun songs for the majority and still have hard songs for the minority… 

I am not exactly sure where I am going with this… but more making industries realize they have lost connection with the majority in many ways… that they need to change their research methods a bit… 

I am personally finally a little sick of it anyways, not to be mean… it’s just everything is being produced and done for this Vocal Minority, nothing really seems as entertaining anymore and I do think it has had some negative effects on society in general…  

The inmates are running the asylum a little bit these days… 

But, as I said, it is good that they have finally been heard, maybe I am feeling a little like they did for many years ya know? But, let’s find ourselves the happy medium here…

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