Our abundant society is at present simply deficient in many of the most elementary objective opportunities and worth-while goals that could make growing up possible.

Posted: 2013/05/28 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Uncategorized
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Our abundant society is at present simply deficient in many of the most elementary objective opportunities and worth-while goals that could make growing up possible. . . . It is lacking in honest public speech, and people are not taken seriously. It is lacking in the opportunity to be useful. It thwarts aptitude and creates stupidity. It corrupts ingenuous patriotism. It corrupts the fine arts. It shackles science. It dampens animal ardor. . . . It has no Honor. It has no Community.

by Paul Goodman, 1960, Growing Up Absurd

thanks to Judith Levine in the Boston review

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