|Posted on February 1, 2011 at 5:24 PM|
'We can describe the bubble two ways, the first being what it stands for. The bubble is a world of entertainment, pleasure, and fun where happiness is derived from material things and sensual experience, where there are no limits on personal freedom, and where there are no consequences for our actions. Alternatively, we can define the bubble by what it opposes: the bubble exists to deny reality to us, to keep us from our truth, be it moral, cultural, spiritual or aesthetic. Truth is like a pin, poised to pop the bubble'
' The bubble thus represents the great narrowing of human horizons away from ulimate questions of meaning and purpose, being and existence, soul and god, and towards the cash register. The dulling of the intellect, the decline of philosophy, of religion, of literature, and the humanities in general, all begin here'
Paul Stiles Is the American Dream Killing you ( Harper Collins, 2005)