Matter is tangible existence; things that we can taste, touch, smell and hold in our hands. Matter sustains life but often human beings esteem matter to be more important than values that go beyond tangible existence. Family, friends, happiness, legacy among many others are things that tangibility cannot satisfy and individuals should look to serve something greater than their own need for stuff. Iconography was created in order to express the breadth of existence (matter) and variety of personal as well as general objects of importance.
This metaphor describes the notion that hard work will prevail. There are rewards offered to those who work diligently but it takes courage, sacrifice and discipline in order to find the gold that so many seek after but few will ever find.
Mistakes are made, bad luck is had and embarrassment happens to everyone. These things are never humorous when they occur, but in hindsight, the past offers entertainment to the individuals that have experienced bad things happening to them. The past is not something that should be haunting or embarrassing, rather the past is a reflection of a life fully lived and experiences that can offer humor.
This phrase is based on the idea that Hollywood determines pop culture in America and with the westernization of the United States, Hollywood ultimately effects the entire rest of the world. The ideals and lifestyles promoted through Hollywood via movies, music, magazines, etc., promotes an unachievable, glamorous and fictional lifestyle that is not only unhealthy but can be destructive for many individuals who try to follow.
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