What is class anymore other than heritage and a memory. Epoch description in movies and stories. How things have been done, how things will be done by imagined standards. Making money, making a living. Middle-class is very distant to me. For me when I was a kid middle-class marriages never ended to divorce and they had happy family life. So I was a bystander, a spectator visiting lovely homes of my friends. Even though I’m now studying at the university which is one way to middle-class jobs, I do not feel middle-class calling me or that I would want to be part of it. It just is not me nor are institutions that hold class-identity dear.
Competition, winning and what those have got to do with alienation. Is the society emphasizing too much on individual success and to cope on your own.
Why there is alienation? Are we too well taken care of that some of us don’t feel the need to reach out for anything anymore? And is it more common than ever to be alienated? The whole phenomenon of social alienation is linked to concept of normal. Normal behavior, mass of everything, how things look and what we are supposed to be and do with our lives. Person who is alienated in society’s eyes may not feel alienation as a bad thing or harmful. Alienation can be a refuge. Safe haven for a misfit. Some of it is true many people do not know what do. There are too many decisions to make, too much expectations for life. What to be, where to be. If you cannot decide or don’t know or don’t want any of it, you want none of it, you want nothing but to be left alone, in peace. Society has constant demand on us, we must demand much of ourselves. It is good to some point. When can we breath and take a break?
There is a certain apathy and indifference there socially, lack of interest from which alienation springs out. It is a very strange phrase to hear from a fifteen-year-old that he/she does not want to do anything, go anywhere etc. Alienation can mean many things and it is a problematic situation where many things have a dead-end hopelessness. One does not have a job, intern job, school to go to, friends to be with, hobby to activate and it feels there is nothing for that person. It is a complicated and complete passive state that a living person can have which is a sort of death. To me it partly sounds like spoiled people living on the expense of others, spoiled ones are not able to activate themselves, decide for themselves. It is something they have not learned to do, to think outside the box. They are not able to use brain of their own to invent a plan for them, invent new ways of being and doing. To be an alien in your own country sounds like someone who has committed a crime. They are committing crime against themselves most.
and what is normal. What is good life? Difference between revolution and evolution? Time space within, timeline, speed of time, to measure time, how is it spent, to spend time, spend it, time is not passing