My Modernist Existential Alienation In Postmodern Society
18 September 2012
I'm probably the least fashionable man in contemporary society. The reason why I receive so many strange stares is due to my choice of clothing. My clothes are rather utilitarian, in many way quite communist. I'm not at all interested nor am I cognizant of current fashion and style trends. My clothes are around 5 years old, if not older. I don't dress according to how others do.
I don't know the names of popular songs nor of the recording artists. I don't watch TV except for the odd episode that people around me watch on their laptops. I hardly go to the cinema and am unaware of the most popular actors and movie stars. Talking to two Black Americans recently, I discovered the contemporary reality of popular life in the US these days. There are many words and terms which I've never heard of. In esscence, I've become an old man. I've lost track of society.