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I’m sure you’ve all noticed the rise of comic book movies and superheroes in the past decade. I think it’s dead now. The trend is over.

My prediction is that it will become fashionable to be an “adult” in the coming years. People will stop reading YA novels, stop wallowing over their childhood hero figures, stop watching superhero movies and TV shows and stop attending comic cons. There will be a growing emphasis on self-reliance and critical thinking.

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Nah.

It’ll just change it’s packaging. The worshiping of other humans as “deities” will subside, but longing for a powerful figure for protection and emulation will not. Well, at least for those who aren’t truly nihilistic.

We have to have balance between being one who sees the world through the lens of a child and an adult. Having it one-sided is dangerous.

I know many who are heavy adults with no awe for the simplicity & magic of life before them, and they have little to no humanity, because everything is black and white, logical, evidence-based, etc.

If this enormous mess is teaching us anything, it’s that we have to have balance between being independent and dependent: meaning inter-dependence. That takes time as we all know. The notion of being only self-reliant will leave one stranded, feeling akin to a martyr or victim even.

But in full disclosure, I’ve been sick of “the facts about fiction” paradigm behind everything video games & comics. I’m all for imagination and creative avenues, but this shit has been out of hand for a long time. It makes me wonder about the missing elements of Western Civilization, namely religion and ritual.

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It’ll just change it’s packaging. The worshiping of other humans as “deities” will subside, but longing for a powerful figure for protection and emulation will not. Well, at least for those who aren’t truly nihilistic.

Sorry, but this confuses me. Do you consider worship of superheros and cartoons to be “human” deities? Because I would say that is exactly what they are not.

They are “deities” as constructed by humans — yes. But they are superhuman, or not human at all!

If this enormous mess is teaching us anything, it’s that we have to have balance between being independent and dependent: meaning inter-dependence. That takes time as we all know. The notion of being only self-reliant will leave one stranded, feeling akin to a martyr or victim even.

Love this

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There is a polarized notion inserted here in your question.

We as humans attempt to emulate that which we propitiate. This isn’t a black and white, polarized issue. No matter what religion you study, humans feel that at one point and time we can take on the same attributes that deities have, whether in human form or after death. There really is no separation, hence the masses of folks who wear costumes, perform something akin to rituals and more are very focused on inhabiting the powers/siddhis/attributes of their preferred God.

Hell, even the superheroes have human qualities, which bridges the gap too, making it more of a reality that having this or that is possible.

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I love Star Wars, I have Saturn in the 10th house I’m quite old and responsible. How are the archetypes in Star Wars different from astrology archetypes? Not literally what is the difference but I don’t see a difference. 

It’s all good vs evil as stories have always been.

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In every culture, within every generation, myth-making and storytelling form the warp and weft of the collective. In more recent times we’ve had vampires and zombies, super-heroes and magicians – almost always based on the hero’s journey and the eternal battle between good and evil. As we approach the furious rupture that will mark our entry into  the Aquarian Age, perhaps themes based on revolution and purging, cleansing and renewal will become more prevalent. As for me… I’m a huge LOTR fan.  🙂

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DarkAquarian said
We as humans attempt to emulate that which we propitiate. This isn’t a black and white, polarized issue. No matter what religion you study, humans feel that at one point and time we can take on the same attributes that deities have, whether in human form or after death. There really is no separation, hence the masses of folks who wear costumes, perform something akin to rituals and more are very focused on inhabiting the powers/siddhis/attributes of their preferred God.

Hell, even the superheroes have human qualities, which bridges the gap too, making it more of a reality that having this or that is possible.

  

I know. But my point is that the childish targets of these objects of admiration will change.

The whole point is that people will move away from comic book superheros and find other people or deities to emulate!

I’m not passing (much) judgment, by the way. But the heroes that we worshiped when we are children wear thin after awhile. They are fallible (everything is fallible). We are seeing this in our government now (government is very fallible).

My position has to do with our subsequent turning away from these “tried and true” symbols and more of a turning inward to examine what our OWN strength is.

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What you spoke of in your initial post is that these forms are trends and will cease to exist, with no mention of replacement, and that people will become more adult/logical/self-reliant in behavior.

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Clarified above.

I am also not saying that this is true for everyone. I am pointing out that I think this will be a trend. An emphasis on “adult” ideals, behavior, and interests, and moving away from superheros, science fiction, fantasy, and YA.

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Hmm, could be a touchy subject. LOL

My two youngest sisters, who are both grown, are huge anime fans. They draw anime (in fact, where you see everyone play on their cell phones at other family gatherings–at ours, the sketch pads come out! We have the artist gene in this family.). They also make their own costumes and attend the cosplay conventions in Atlanta with their equally nerdy friends. 

One of my clients loves superhero and comic themes. He has a bunch of superhero stuff–hats, shirts, pants. He’s over 60 and so that’s kind of weird….but he’s an Aquarius and a Baby Boomer who doesn’t give two fucks.  cheeky_gif

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By the way, you guys, I love Star Wars and all that other stuff, I do. I just don’t think this will be the “norm” anymore. Geek stuff is mainstream. I think we’re moving past this now.

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I see what you’re saying. Millennials are starting to get some flak from Zoomers about their difficulty with “adulting.” It seems that younger people want new role models and have a different vision for what it means to grow up. And since young people drive the market, I think we’ll see a new wave of trends in entertainment. 

That said, as an adult who is supporting and raising a family, I say you can pry my cartoons and Legos from my cold dead heads. 😛

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Ugh, the YA thing bothers me the most as I’ve worked in bookstores for years. The most insipid “genre” of modern society (it isn’t a genre but a marketing bracket!) There is also a recent trend of taking a popular “adult” book and dumbing it down into a YA format by removing anything that might cause uncomfortable feelings like violence or unsavory language. Mama says my eyes will stick that way if I keep rolling them!

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