Thursday, June 09, 2011

When success all looks the same

American individualism begins with the idea that either you are "somebody" or you are "nobody"; and it ends with whatever kind of conformity ensures the best outcome.

4 comments:

Jack Crow said...

This may be the best thing you've ever written.

BDR said...

!!!

Abonilox said...

It's a double irony, no? Selling individualism? Conformity is the price you pay? Am I getting it?

JRB said...

Thanks, guys! I'm working my way up to going viral all over the interstate men's bathroom walls.

I just don't think individualism would include a concept of "being nobody" if it were really about developing individuals, Abonilox.