Wednesday

Life and irony

I don't entirely agree with Christy Wampole's piece from yesterday's New York Times, but the piece offers a great deal of food for thought – which I think is mostly being ignored or scoffed at. Of course the purpose of the piece is that we should think about ourselves and that ultimately living life with ironic detachment means that we're ultimately missing out on something and that it's impossible for a society, especially a democracy, to function where such a large percentage of the population choses not to engage fully.

As much as I agree with such sentiments, I also can't help but think that it was inevitable that a large chunk of the population–and the internet–would rise up to dismissively mock the idea of the article (and the article itself, but mostly the idea of the article).

Regardless, Christy Wampole is now officially my new intellectual crush.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/how-to-live-without-irony/?partner=rss&emc=rss

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