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I was watching a movie called Little Ashes this past weekend. The movie focused mainly in the unique lives and friendship of 3 Spanish legends: Salvador Dalí, Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel.

If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. The lives of these geniuses left me deeply impressed to say the least. Before the movie ended I asked my husband: Why don't we hear about genius people like that anymore?

I have seen the art of truly gifted artists, classic musicians and brilliant scientists whose contributions to this planet are invaluable to this modern era. However, I haven't heard about that "next level" genius like Mozart, Einstein, Picasso or Dalí (among others).

I am sure it is not because of the lack of talent. But I wonder if society and this strong wave of technology (in an attempt to make our lives easier) will end up just producing an intellectual downgrade that slowly increases from generation to generation.

Now the trend seems to be talentless people with a lot of media exposure: reality shows with girls whose biggest concern in the world is which dress to wear to a party ... OH-MY-GOD!

Mediocrity sometimes seems to be the most rewarded attribute these days.

I remember a long time ago watching a very good TV commercial. It was about a big crowd going crazy for some alleged stupid actor. In the back, one of the brilliant minds of HP walked by unnoticed. They made an excellent point about how society tends to idealize and pay more attention to undeserved individuals.

Several years ago a scientist told me about how little they were paid towards research and having a postdoctoral degree. I was flabbergasted!!!!! Here they are, brilliant scientists struggling to survive ... meanwhile, all those stupid actors earn millions of undeserved dollars. What the fuck is wrong with society? Unfortunately that's one of the reasons why I decided to go for an Engineering degree instead of physics. But that's a long story that I will leave for another time.

At a personal level, I see the same disappearing pattern towards some of the things that I find interesting. UFOs and the paranormal are important topics to me, because of my personal experiences. I remember attending a UFO symposium in Tinley Park, Illinois in 2008. I was amazed by the lack of attendees, but was even more surprised to realize that my friend (who kindly decided to join me) and I were among the very few people under 40 years of age.

For some unknown reason, the UFO field seems to be mainly dominated by the opposite sex.  I never had a problem with that.  Throughout my University years 80% of my classmates were man.  

So, for me, it has always been a very unique learning experience to be able to get in touch with writers and UFO investigators.  Most people are very kind and friendly.  I will always be deeply grateful to them for sharing some of their time with me.  But I also have to admit that even if I am not an ufologist or 100% dedicated to this topic, I have found the fact that I am a fairly young woman to be an unfortunate problem sometimes.  Some people are just unbelievably out of their minds.

UFO sightings occur every day.  So why is it that young people don't seem to be interested in such an important phenomenon? 

At which point in time, how big someone's butt became more important than learning about the mysteries of our universe. Let's not even go that far ... how about just trying to find some answers to the mysteries of our planet? Mediocrity always seems to win.

At this point, I am afraid, important groups like MUFON will end up just being mentioned in the books of ufology ... fading over time as a good old memory.  I really hope that's not the case.

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