Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

Primitive yet ultramodern

You know, there is a paradox in the situation of these people who live in their mothers’ basements and eat fast food, watch cartoons and smoke pot at age 35. On one hand, they seem to enjoy a kind of infantile hedonism, indulging in their pleasures without any responsibility or guilt. On the other hand, they are also the perfect consumers of late capitalism, obediently following the dictates of the market and the ideology of choice. They are at the same time primitive yet ultramodern.