Sunday, March 18, 2012

Anomie generation?

Learned a new word just now: anomie : social instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values; also : personal unrest, alienation, and uncertainty that comes from a lack of purpose or ideals

I wondered for a moment if that's what the current generation is. But actually, I think it's the opposite. The anomie generation was maybe in the 80's.

I wanted to assign it to a generation because I was just downtown and saw a gaggle of young women walking somewhere. I felt like I was performing an anthropological study - my god, the shoes! And the short skirts! And the flowy clothing! Amazing. As I went into the store, they really did sound like a gaggle of birds.

Hmm... maybe I have anomie. Lack of purpose? Kinda, though looking for one. Though, a job isn't so much a purpose. Ah, never mind that.

I actually worked a whole 20 hours last week. Wiped me out! Ha.

Last night I did my 4th? 3rd? grave. I am improving and it's great to see it. Hear it I mean. Experience it. I had one or two sets which I was pretty proud of, a set being 3-4 songs linked in some way. Some say I sound good. I'm not so bad.

Cramps. Gonna go now and read.


laura b. said...

I guess we all experience anomie in our lives from time to time...usually, it passes and we feel connected to something again. I'd hate to think of it infecting an entire generation!

Glad to hear the DJ-ing is going well! Seems like a job I'd be bad at. My mind is not that quick :)

Churlita said...

You are pretty right on about the 80's. So many kids I went to high school with were just into doing coke and wearing expensive clothes. maybe that's just high school during any decade though...