Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Middle Class

A quote from a book I just finished...Generation X

You see, when you're middle class, you have to live with the fact that history will ignore you. You have to live with the fact that history can never champion your causes and that history will never feel sorry for you. It is the price that is paid for day-to-day comfort and silence. And because of this price, all happinesses are steril; all sadnesses go unpited.

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At 3:27 PM, Blogger Lukas McKnight said...

Ah, a brilliant moment from Coupland. Keep reading and you'll find a heap more so long as you avoid Shampoo Planet.

Seriously though, his observations on postmodern culture are almost always spot on.

Can I have that book now?

At 4:38 PM, Blogger jay baehr said...

You can have his book. I will either bring in to soccer on Thursday or if you want to go for $.25 wings tonight you could grab it there.

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Cafe Kubal said...

jay, in light of the quote, you ought to read this one:


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