40th Parallel North, Some-where, Summer-time

Posted: March 10, 2016 in Page 8: Coming to Terms with Bad

Beach in Borneo2016
Photograph made great with Microsoft Paint.

Bad taste isn’t any big deal is it? Nobody wants to be number two, certainly not ‘inferior’. Students for example, or young people in general perhaps, who have no money—not yet anyway—react by defending a life without money—manifest a faux poverty as if it was something to be proud of. Why poke holes in pants, your threads, thrash gashes in your jeans and lay bare your knees? Is this intelligent design? Is it chic? Does it come from philosophy 101, from some adverse reaction to some introduction to esthetics? It’s like… What it really shows us is what people don’t understand about themselves. Students and their fashion statement, no big deal; but as for veritable sociopaths, such a misunderstood psychological complex run amuck can be quite a strain on society.


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