Still I claim the active vs. passive is an illusion. Doing something or not doing as we measure ourselves by things done, making something out of what we are doing. Passive being the negative when mostly not much is achieved. Passive of not knowing what to do. As little and not that much gained are measures that do not do much to anybody. We enjoy big. Is it because our emotions are big we need to find the equal existing spectacular reality to match. How we come to know the amount of what is good to have and what is good at all and what is good for us? How we become to value and understand an achievement of any kind? Is it because of gender (again), origin, connections, occupation, body image or all that, all the qualities that we have are to make something, of course, but what if we do not get that impressed easily. Most importantly there is the guilt of not achieving as much as one could and that other one is making more than me.
““Viral” occupies a site of discursive centrality — but how do we reconcile its conflicting usages? On the one hand, contagion is a source of dread, and our fixation on viral outbreak, both real and fictional, discloses anxieties about modern society — about our urbanized, overpopulated, interconnected, and highly mobile world. Much of this is what we love about the 21st century; we love our globalized networks, international travel, the wildfire spread of information.” http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/viral-imagination