Unplug & Recharge//

A Twitter Account That May Be Banksy Just Summed Up The Absurdity Of Modern Life

The street artist is also a master of zingers.

Image courtesy of Flickr.

Banksy is an entity of mystery. Though the creator of Britain’s favorite artwork, nobody knows their age, gender or other demographic details.

But either they or someone channeling their aesthetic is a keen observer of modern life, as epitomized in this Tweet that quickly went viral:

It’s a scene of people collected at a guard rail, looking on at what could be a parade or maybe a movie premier. Could be U.S., U.K., or points beyond. All the young folks are snapping and gramming the action, while a peaceful little old lady, arms resting on the rail, just takes it in contentedly, a smile alighting on her face just below some cool-quirky pink glasses.

May we all channel this easy-going renegade the next time we’re at a concert or museum or gazing upon a sunset. After all, if you’re not on a phone while doing something, you’ll remember it better

Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


Banksy: Anarchist or Saint?

by Dr. Tricia
Banksy photo interprets what remote lifestyle means today.

When the World Hit: REMOTE

by Asha Nanavati

Women Of The C-Suite: “ Provide mentoring and leadership to younger women” With Lisa Matta VP at Wi-Tronix

by Akemi Sue Fisher

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.


We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.