Lost in our polygamous culture, we look for any sort of sherpa to carry us to the mountaintop. In our modern world, we are in the midst of attempting…
Lost in our polygamous culture, we look for any sort of sherpa to carry us to the mountaintop. In our modern world, we are in the midst of attempting to rewrite visions of possibilities. At no point in history has a culture been so free to pursue its own ends, in any manner they deem fit. It is written into our political DNA, the “Right to Pursue Happiness.” And yet, with such freedom, we find ourselves in the wilderness, alone, aching for those limitations, the comforts of structure, of a place where if we press, it will press back. This craving for authenticity? It comes from a strong desire to not get burned by another false prophet, another James Frey* lying through their teeth saying “I have been through the valley of the shadow of death, I have survived!” It comes from a strong desire to orient ourselves to a world that shifts and hides and has driven us from itself. It comes from a strong desire to Not Be Alone.
* Famous memoirist who, it turns, completely invented the vast majority of his memoirs. Well played.