On finding ways around attending student recitals
- Kid 1: yeah if you just look in the recycling, you'll find so many stamped programs and be like "look how many recitals I went to!"
- Kid 2: Oh Dr. Stewart showed me how to do that!
Hegel and Names
I was reading this article about the millennial generation when I saw this picture explaining how we’ve categorized and named generations of Americans since before 1946
and the fact that the GI generation was renamed the Silent Generation in order to contrast with the loud Baby Boomers sparked recognition. In my 19th century music class, we learn about composers and their signature styles, but also about broader movements, historical events, and how the composers fit into this larger context. When we learned about Wagner, we also learned about the Hegelian theory of history and how one event in history (thesis) triggers another event that is a response to the first event (antithesis) and they combine to give rise to a third event (synthesis). The Baby Boomers, born in the celebration of rebirth in the human race after the second world war, are loud as a sort of emancipation from conventions of silence of the previous generation. These both gave rise to Generation X, who took on the quiet/non-flashy nature of the Silent generation and the anti-establishment/rebellious attitude of the Baby Boomers.
I don’t know actually know much about either of these topics, but trying to apply books and theories to make sense of real life is always fun.
WE NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE WHEN LANCE ARMSTRONG GOT CANCER AND LOST A TESTICLE IT WAS ALL ABOUT HIS HEALTH AND HOW INSPIRATIONAL HE WAS BUT WHEN ANGELINA JOLIE GETS A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY TO PREVENT HERSELF FROM GETTING CANCER, IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW SHE WON’T BE A SEX SYMBOL ANYMORE AND HOW MEN ARE OFFENDED CAUSE SHE WON’T BE AN OBJECT FOR THEM
I’m pretty sure I reblog this already but this need to be reblog again