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Posted by Writer in The DU Lounge
Tue Jul 31st 2007, 01:54 PM
So generations later:

- There are more of us.
- We are less inhibited.
- Communication and information are filled with noise (aka the Internet).
- There are more means of expressing oneself (and perhaps one's vanity).
- We are a more punitive, litigious society.
- We live relatively more isolated lives without a sense of community.
- Marketing and politics are highly targeted to the "flattered self."
- We no longer try to emulate heroes, but prove how heroes emulate our own ideals.

We live in a chaotic, self-absorbed, and atomized society. Sure, that's how society has progressed, but the more permissive we become, the more we invite totalitarianism. What we've seen over the last several years (all the result of a chaotic act, btw) is only the beginning.

So why not a little discipline, in spite of generational progression? Why not strive for a bit of order in the chaos?

Anyone? ANYONE?

I'll take my responses off the air.

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