The Perpetual Adolescent

Notes from the Grid: The Perpetual Adolescent Human Voices Wake Us

An episode from 5/16/22: Tonight, I continue my five-part series called Notes from the Grid. (A print version of NFTG has since been published.) In this part, I ask perhaps the core questions that inform the entire book: why do we assume that “civilization” is itself a civilizing force, when it oftentimes just presents articulate excuses for tribalism and arrogance? And why does our culture seem to be run by perpetual adolescents who can only sense doubt, ambiguity, and hypocrisy, but can find no meaningful way to deal with these difficulties?

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