Recently, in strategic presentation class, we have been talking about the actual reason as to why memes were created rather than the usual belief that they were created simply for a laugh. Before this lesson about memes, I did not realize that people genuinely created memes for political or professional use, but I now understand that there are a lot of memes that are a lot deeper than their face value. Many times there are memes that are created so that the general population can be exposed to serious events taking place in the world. This meme, however, does not really have a much deeper meaning, it was just a funny picture that many people can relate to, and I believe that is why it gained popularity in the first place.
Obviously, because this blog is about the sky, the meme is going to be about the sky too! This meme in particular, I can personally relate to right now because it is currently finals season and I have the same motivation to continue studying day and night as these clouds do in the meme. The spreading of this particular meme would be based on whether or not the viewer directly relates to the feeling of being lazy and not fully motivated to do something, and if they believe the content will be amusing to someone else they would share the meme with.
When it comes to the professional art world, I have not really seen too many memes that would either positively or negatively promote an artist’s work. Majority of the time, memes are used to complain about unfair events in politics or in the workplace and I don’t think that this particular meme represents that same message. This meme is more of user-made content that one person found funny and chose to share. It gained popularity simply because others also found it amusing.