Last night in a library management and administration class one of my fellow classmates-in discussing what makes humans choose certain theories-questioned as to whether or not we think as a society the way we do because of (what she deemed) our “confessional culture.”
I thought a lot about that idea last night. Is it true? We are a society, that I am sure most would admit is heavily steeped in “pop culture.” Disagree? Can you tell me the catchy phrases to these products: Kellogg’s Raisin Bran (“two scoops” of raisins in every box), what about “Just do-ing it,” with Nike? Or can you hum the TV themes for Bonanza, Northern Exposure, Ally McBeal, Sex and the City, or the Brady Bunch? Do certain thoughts start to swim into your head when I mention golden arches or having something your way? Don’t be ashamed Dear Reader, I too am one of you.
So, it was with these many thoughts that I drifted back to thinking about blogging. My recent addiction has been reading blogs, tons of blogs, and in doing that I have come across so many funny, sad, mundane, and depressing things. Is this what blogs, well all forms of expressionism, truly rely on? A jet propulsioned path to self loathing, self realization, self worth? What is it?
So, for any you out there, (or the two of you that I know actually read this) what are your thoughts?