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I don't mean "old people" as in "elderly". I mean that the people who embody the current cultural norm that you decry have to die off (or become outnumbered and be overcome) before the cultural norm can go away and be replaced by a new one.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 27th, 2007 at 07:09:41 AM EST
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I wonder, does the ecosystem of cultural norms has to be dominated by a few dominant norms, one for each aspect? Do weaker cultural norms have no means to "remain themselves" and form an opposition to a dominant norm? The ecosystem of living styles seems to be very Jurrasic (or even pre-Cambrian) at the moment: everyone aspires to be more among top few percent most powerful or affluent; no one "knows" how to survive happily with the satisfaction you have.
by das monde on Tue Mar 27th, 2007 at 08:05:24 AM EST
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