My potential to help is limited but solid.

I am still several years away from what I call “middle age”, so I should write this post with a minimum of gusto. To summarize my journeys throughout my 20s would be sufficient, but it is necessary to describe to convey what I think is true for the present and near future. Many talented people train and study in their early years only to fall apart due to devastating life events and powerful ideas. There is a contemporary concept of “longform,” which is a theatrical term in improvisation, that has a relevance to socialization outside of literature, and thus a practical application outside of one-dimensional art forms, even though literature is not always one or two dimensional. More on that later. What I want to relate to, is the play, “Death of A Salesman.” Willy Loman is the 20th century’s protagonist in many ways, for the aspiring middle class, and broader, “The Great Society.” But before the salesman, there was the academic. Sometime in the 19th century, at some European university, academia as a serious ruling class ceased to exist. Inventors and scholars, whether privately financed since the early Rennaissance, became a secondary concern for rising technocrats in rapidly industrializing countries. Industrialization enabled power via other means, whereas previously it was limited to a ceiling of interdependency. Industrialization was a crack in this active/passive vigilance of resistance. Industrialization is not, on its own, a root of decay, but rather, an agnostic one (e.g. Absolute power corrupts, and this was an old, bad habit inherited by the new era of industrialists/tycoons). Thus it requires greater control than the organic fads of peasants’ procession through equally decentralized geopolitics. A recurring interest of mine is understanding the major changes of civilization in the recent century to proportionally understand the major influences, both in recent history and current (i.e 1800s and 1920s), that still affect the present day in ways that can’t or shouldn’t be understated. One of those issues regards the cultures of academia and philistines, and amongst academics (between science and humanities) and between vocational class (skilled and unskilled labor, which I would further divide into traditional culture and technocratic plate tectonics). A permeating theme across my inquiries detail the suspension of awareness, rather than ignorance, which is not needed for rational lucid subsistence to carry about one’s errands, to an amount I would call fractional, or sufficient, in a world disproportionally “globalized.” Globalization itself has become a buzzword of semantic satiation, thus is better maintained as a placeholder with updated “gradients” of meaning, indicating that the term requires an ontology and a frame of reference to be applied, rather than as a gatekeeper to a semantic web that has a deep but often forgotten purpose in an era where filter bubbles wage solipsistic competitions against existential satirists.In the most agreeable, conscientious, mindset, Globalization is best identified as a macroeconomic conflict against individual and familial microeconomy. Economy, being a faceless phenomena in nature, is an an accurate correlate for globalization due to its breadth, but only because no other word or idea approaches the scale of globalization, however flat or 2D it is. Today. no movement can associate 100% with another quadrant without owing its existence to the co-evolution of multiple international “events.” “Precipitious” conditions lead to coincidental opportunities. Views become vantages, and advantages become contrasted with the “have nots.” Dimensional conflicts become existential, where before they lacked sentience. Survival evolves towards co-existence, because a majority of traits cross-pollinate while retaining fringe and non-communicable attributes. Globalization evolves towards monolithic polymorphisms, and cultural analysts become physical therapists for blind spheres of influence. Long form exonerated.


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