Counter-Culture

What does it mean to be counter-culture?  Counter-culture “is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores” (thank you, Wikipedia).  Examples of counter-cultures include Romanticism (1790-1840), Bohemianism (1850-1910), the Beat Generation (1944-1964), dirty Hippies (1964-1974/present-day in academia), and an unnamed group of people who are married with children by 25, such as Olympic gold-medal skier David Wise.

Although, according to NBC, this is termed an “alternative lifestyle.”

Whatever, NBC.  You know what this means – it means people with reasonably traditional values are now counter culture, and, by definition, just a little too cool for you.

Anyone else feeling like ditching NBC?  Who needs a TV package, anyway?  Fight the power! 😛

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