Thursday, April 19, 2007

One of the 20th century’s many calamitous stupid ideas was the glorification of the teenager
Boomer entitlement:
Generation Narcissus still have not recovered from their senseless deification at the hands of a bunch of merchandisers and sentimental sob sisters. They still talk as though history begins and ends with them, as though the world is their supermarket, and as though they were the discoverers of both sex and morality.
Mark Shea via The Western Confucian
Adolescence is only a marketing campaign!
— Frances McDormand at the beginning of Almost Famous

Reminds me of this earlier entry quoting Drake Adams.

That said I like the emphasis on fitness today and that middle-aged people often no longer look old.

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