Whose Reality - the Lot

‘Growing up means our perception of reality has to encompass external truths and a broader vision of life.’
Reality, as arguably the most subjective fundamental concept in history, has become forever changing to a growing, maturing individual. Michael Leunigs ‘The Lot’ explores the harsh truths of 21st century society through his essays ‘Blood, guts, violence and death’ and ‘The Cartoonists Lot’. His cynicism, though startling, encompasses the fallibility of our vision of life. Outside this vision, falls The Happy Planet Index, revolutionary as a new found measure of the wellbeing of society. Chinese LGBT sex education has stifled the depth of adolescent reality, and will inevitably force its students to face truths that are unavoidable in growing up. Perceptions of realities change, and in turn our outermost truths are faced.
The ‘Happy Planet Index’ is the newfound measure of global sustainable wellbeing. Progressing on from economic measures such as Gross Domestic Product, the HPI has challenged the social paradigm that prosperity relies on money. In doing so, this new practice has besetted an array of factors not previously considered in measuring happiness, and given hope to developing countries in struggling economic states. Costa Rica, a nation with 20% of its population living below the poverty line, is ranked number 1(this is unprofessional Jesus Christ, write the actual number)   on the Happy Planet Index.   As a(synonym please) country riddled with economic problems and political unrest, these statistics have enlightened the world to the broader vision of what makes a country prosperous. Creator Nick Marks, has encompassed the startling, and perhaps comforting truth that often level of luxury does not constitute satisfaction with reality. Those exposed to the HPI, have had their Western constructed realities challenged, and by questioning the concreteness of their own perceptions, realities broaden and grow.
Michael Leunig, considered the epitome of...