I’m the product of a single mother in rural Colorado whose parents were never married, so she grew up in an environment where she was never truly socialized. I’m sure there are many other factors that contribute to this, but I’m going to leave it there.
She also grew up with a very specific set of expectations when it came to friends and relationships. She didn’t want to be a party girl, nor was she interested in dating an older man. And though she was always the one to “help” her daughter with homework, in the end she was always told “no, you’re too young” because she was just a little girl. To her, being a good daughter meant never being socialized.
And that, of course, is the same thing everyone else is doing. You are not a socialized child. Not in a good way. Instead of being socialized you are being socialized to an idea of what socialization should have been, and that is “you should be a party girl.
I wonder if the problem is that our culture has taught us that being a socialized child is an ideal. In a lot of ways, it is, but it has led to overindulgence in socialization that is detrimental to our social development. And because there is no single solution or natural path to good social development, we are left with the illusion that we can fix it by making it harder for young girls to be socialized. But that just perpetuates the problem.
A nice little video from The Wire shows you how you can take out a group of visionaries and make them into a gang-changer, and it’s really fun. The story is actually pretty cool, and the story itself is pretty hilarious.
I think it’s the perfect way of introducing the social environment. It’s just an extra layer of complexity but the added layer of complexity is the actual feeling of social chaos. All of the visual elements are pretty weird, but they’re real.
The Wire shows us that social chaos can be quite interesting too, but it’s not necessarily fun. It’s like when you’re playing a videogame that has social chaos in it. There’s less of a sense of fun to it, and instead you’re being forced to think about the choices you make.
I’m a huge fan of the Wire. When i was a kid, i was always watching it and thinking about what was going on in the lives of the characters. I never really cared about the story, but i found it really interesting. The fact that it’s really random and fun doesn’t mean it isn’t still fantastic.
Some people enjoy the freedom of having random choices to make as their main character. But for me, it ends up being so much more than that. I like that I can make really stupid decisions that I don’t necessarily even try to understand how I made. Its also fun to be able to just throw a gun and a knife, or a sword, in the air, and see where they land.